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Uzbekistan imposes new restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise again

Large shopping malls and markets will also be closed on weekends across the country. Uzbekistan has divided its territory into green, yellow and red zones depending on the rate of fresh COVID-19 cases in those areas.

Reuters | Tashkent | Updated: 30-06-2020 13:28 IST | Created: 30-06-2020 13:05 IST
Uzbekistan imposes new restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise again
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Uzbekistan has imposed an overnight curfew in some parts of the country, including the capital Tashkent, as it seeks to curb a fresh rise in COVID-19 infections following the gradual lifting of a two-month lockdown. The Central Asian nation had been cautiously lifting a nationwide lockdown that had been in place in April and May. However, after a decline in COVID-19 cases between mid-April and mid-May, it has once again seen a steady rise.

The new restrictions will see residents of "red" and "yellow" areas deemed at higher risk barred from leaving their homes between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. except for medical emergencies, the government said on Tuesday. Large shopping malls and markets will also be closed on weekends across the country.

Uzbekistan has divided its territory into green, yellow and red zones depending on the rate of fresh COVID-19 cases in those areas. Tashkent is mostly yellow, with some red neighborhoods which have been cordoned off. The country of 34 million people has confirmed 8,298 COVID-19 cases, with 24 deaths.


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