20:59 / 23.07.2020
Uzbekistan extends coronavirus lockdown

On July 23, Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a regular videoconference in Tashkent.

Photo: Presidential press service

According to the presidential press service, the current situation with the pandemic in Uzbekistan and measures to stabilize it was considered at the meeting. In particular, it was noted that the number of cases of COVID-19 infection exceeded 18.7 thousand, the situation remains serious.

“The number of patients in critical condition is growing. Together with the coronavirus, cases of pneumonia are increasing. Over the past 10 days, 4 conference calls were held, khokims, ministers and other responsible leaders were given appropriate instructions to create additional medical seats, to organize systematically treatment of asymptomatic patients at home, to provide them with the necessary medicines and food, as well as to improve the ambulance system. Today we will listen to their reports,” the head of state said.

As the President noted, the most important task today is to break the chain of the spread of coronavirus among the population. For this, it is necessary to comply with the requirements of quarantine, to strengthen immunity of the people, to protect their health, to fight for the life of every person.

In this regard, and also in order to slow down the spread of infection, decrease sharply the number of deaths, the President agreed with the proposal of the Special Republican Commission to extend quarantine restrictions.

“At the same time, we should understand that fighting the pandemic is a matter of conscience for each of us, people should say “first of all, I myself bear responsibility for my health, the health of my family and children,” the President noted.

Today, the leaders and employees of khokimiyats, sectors, healthcare system and internal affairs bodies, mahalla activists and representatives of the older generation bear a very large responsibility for containing the coronavirus. Because the majority of the population, the elderly, children and women are forced to stay at home. The provision of appropriate medical and other assistance depends on these organizations and activists.

“If we all work together with a sense of responsibility, we will definitely overcome these difficulties. I want to reiterate that the most important requirement today is to learn how to live and work in such a situation,” the President noted.