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Uzbekistan|health|February 25, 2020 / 09:28 AM
Uzbekistan to shut down border with Afghanistan due to coronavirus outbreak

AKIPRESS.COM - Sanitary and epidemiological agency of the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan offered to close the Uzbek-Afghan border after coronavirus outbreak in Afghanistan.

The proposal was discussed at the session of the central office on fighting coronavirus on February 24.

The participants considered a temporary suspension of the Uzbek-Afghan border and other issues regarding the two countries and their action plans.

The Ministry of Health on its official website has not yet announced about the meeting and a temporary closure of the Uzbek-Afghan border.

On February 24, the Ministry of Health of Afghanistan said three people were diagnosed coronavirus.

Emergency situation was announced in the neighboring districts of Afghanistan after one of the patients was infected in the Iranian city of Qom.

The Central Asian countries have not yet entered the coronavirus map, which is renewed by the World Health Organization everyday.

As the mass media were not included in the list of permitted activities during the state of emergency in Kyrgyzstan, AKIpress apologizes to its readers for reduced promptness and coverage of news.

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