Uzbekistan extends COVID-19 lockdown measures till Aug. 15

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-27 00:26:11|Editor: huaxia

TASHKENT, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan has extended lockdown measures till Aug. 15 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the country's coronavirus commission said Sunday.

The Central Asian nation has introduced a second lockdown from July 10 to Aug. 1, closing all markets other than food markets, cafes and restaurants, as well as parks and educational centers and banning wedding and other family ceremonies.

For the past week the numbers of daily confirmed coronavirus infections increased to around 500 and the country's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said early this week that he has agreed on the government proposal to extend lockdown restriction beyond Aug. 1.

So far, Uzbekistan has registered 20,226 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 112 deaths and 10,831 recoveries. Enditem