Uzbekistan’s Coronavirus cases reach 35 thousand

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Тashkent: As of Aug. 16, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Uzbekistan reached 34 thousand 994, the press service of the republic’s Health Ministry reported.
743 new cases were registered over the past 24 hours, while 1 thousand 382 patients recovered from coronavirus infection, and 5 people died.
Uzbekistan has started gradual easing of quarantine requirements, public transport has resumed its work in Tashkent, including the metro. Since the start of COVID-19 pandemic 30 thousand 43 (86%) people have recovered from the coronavirus, 226 patients died. Currently, 4 thousand 673 patients are being treated, 1 thousand 21 patients have severe and 285 critical conditions.
Earlier, The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan increased by 690 to 34,251, media reports with reference to the statistics of the Uzbek Ministry of Health.
To date, 28,661 (plus 1,448) patients have fully recovered in the country, while 223 have died.
Under the instructions of President of Uzbekistan, unlimited movement of vehicles as well as local air rail traffic in Uzbekistan will resume from August 15, 2020.
In addition, from August 17, 2020, Tashkent will resume public transport traffic.
Citizens are required to wear a medical mask when entering the bus, otherwise, passengers will not be allowed on the buses.
Moreover, from August 20, 2020, clothing and building material markets, large shops, gyms, fitness clubs and swimming pools will resume operations.
The outbreak in the Chinese Wuhan city – which is an international transport hub – began at a fish market in late December 2019.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11 declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Some sources claim the coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019.
The first case of coronavirus infection in Uzbekistan was detected on March 15 in the laboratory of the Research Institute of Virology; it was an Uzbek woman who returned from France. The Ministry of Health later announced that her son, daughter, husband and grandson also tested positive for coronavirus.