Birth of Kovid-19 in Tajikistan

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December 1, 2021

Coronavirus 2019 in Tajikistan has had 7,192 cases and 59 deaths in different parts of the country since April 30, according to the Tajik Ministry of Health. Diplomat magazine had previously questioned the reported cases of coronavirus in Tajikistan due to the lack of confirmed cases in Diplomat magazine.

Background

On January 12, 2020, the World Health Organization confirmed that a new coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a group of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the organization on December 31, 2019. The mortality rate for this disease was much lower than in 2003 for acute respiratory syndrome, but the rate of transmission and mortality was significantly higher.

Timeline

February

On February 10, a Saman Air charter plane flew to Wuhan, China, to repatriate 54 Tajik citizens. The flight also carried humanitarian cargo, including medical equipment. On February 13, 13,000 copies of the WHO guidelines and recommendations for reducing the risk of coronavirus infection were published and distributed in the country. At that time, more than 900 citizens who entered Tajikistan from China were under the care of Tajik hospital doctors, and no cases of coronavirus were reported. On February 21, President Emomali Rakhmon received a message from Chinese President Xi Jinping thanking him for his support of China in connection with the outbreak of the coronavirus. On February 21, 1,066 Tajik nationals who entered the country from China after February 1 were placed in quarantine hospitals for infectious diseases, while 577 had already been released. No cases of coronavirus were confirmed among quarantined individuals. On February 26, 63 Tajik citizens (46 Tajik students and 16 Saman Air charter crews sent to repatriate them on February 11) were released from quarantine. None of the quarantined people showed signs of flu-like illness. On February 24, 1,148 Tajik citizens who entered the country from China after February 1 were quarantined and 955 had already been released.

March

In early March, Tajikistan banned citizens from 35 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. On March 3, 2020, Tajikistan reduced the ban to five countries: China, Iran, Afghanistan, South Korea and Italy. On March 4, some mosques in Do�

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