Kyrgyzstan has declared a day of mourning for those lost to the coronavirus, as per a presidential decree signed on Monday. The national flag was lowered in Kyrgyzstan, and entertainment and television broadcasts were suspended. A statement from the decree reads as follows:
Health officials in Kyrgyzstan say 526 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in a single day. Of these, 211 new cases were identified in Bishkek. The total number of infected people reached 6,261. It has tripled in a month, and is the highest in recent weeks. Four patients have died in the past day.
Kyrgyzstan’s Minister of Health, Sabirzhan Abdikarimov, announced 205 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours. Most of the newly identified 82 people came from the capital, Bishkek. Three of the hospitalized patients died. This is the highest rate since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, called on countries that have taken quarantine measures to be vigilant. It is necessary to maintain social distance, said the chairman of the organization. The WHO says the coronavirus pandemic has entered a “dangerous new phase.”
The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Jogorku Kenesh— the Supreme Council, or legislature of Kyrgyzstan— refused to consider draft laws on the Eurasian Economic Union until the issue of the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border is resolved. The border has been congested for several days, and today there are more than 300 trucks at the frontier.
In Kyrgyzstan, coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Naryn oblast. Meanwhile, the Talas region is a model for disease prevention. In Issyk-Kul, locals opposed the observation of the village hospital. There have been a total of 27 new cases recorded in Kyrgyzstan over the past 24 hours. What is the practice of curbing the virus in other regions of the country?
Another 46 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus in Uzbekistan Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,568. On Monday, 68 new cases were reported. In the first week of May, the incidence of coronavirus was relatively low, but in recent days the number of cases has increased significantly. So far, 2,076 patients have been cured, and 511 patients are still receiving treatment.
Human rights activists have criticized the lack of public information about the presence of the coronavirus in prisons. In Kyrgyzstan, it was officially reported that coronavirus was found in a prison staff member. However, the Penitentiary Service denies this. All prisons are quarantined. Relatives and other detainees were warned that they would not be accepted.
Kyrgyzstan reported 71 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 1,016, according to Worldometers.Of these, the Ministry of Health counted six cases in Bishkek, two each in Naryn, Issyk-Kul and Osh oblasts, and one each in Chui and Batken. Kyrgyzstan has reported twelve deaths from COVID-19, while 688 have recovered.
Clashes on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border Friday left four people hospitalized, and one Kyrgyz serviceman in critical condition. Two other soldiers were reported to be in good condition, while a civilian was sent home after receiving first aid. The serviceman, born in 1994, was shot in the chest and abdomen.
China’s Central Bank intends to support the country’s economy affected by the outbreak of coronavirus. The People’s Bank of China announced on Sunday that it will bring to the markets on February 3 liquidity in the amount of 1.3 trillion yuan (€156 billion). The total liquidity in the banking system will reach 900 billion yuan higher than in the same period in 2019.