Uzbekistan strengthens lockdown measures in capital city

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-23 02:50:36|Editor: huaxia

TASHKENT, June 22 (Xinhua) -- Uzbek authorities have decided to isolate neighborhoods and streets where coronavirus infection has been detected from the rest of the capital city by reinstalling checkpoints, the country's Special Republican Commission to Combat Coronavirus said on Monday.

In addition, 24-hour police monitor will be implemented outside the houses of citizens who are under home quarantine, it said.

Uzbekistan has lifted lockdown restrictions, allowing restaurants, clothing markets and kindergartens to reopen early this month and divided the country into red, yellow and green zones depending on the level of severity of COVID-19 spread.

However, the commission said that there have been increased numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases among the population especially in the capital city of Tashkent.

Last week, Uzbek police said that 71 neighborhoods in Tashkent were defined as red zones.

So far, Uzbekistan has registered 6,401 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 19 deaths and 4,450 recoveries. Enditem