Saturday, 11, July, 2020

National

The President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has accepted the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and will pay a working visit to Moscow on June 23-24, the presidential press service said in a statement.

The number of confirmed coronavirus infection cases in Uzbekistan as of 10:00 on June 22 increased by 43 and reached 6,358, the Ministry of Health said.

An expert from Turkey, Orhan Sivrikaya, has been appointed deputy chairman of Uzbekistan Airways, the company’s data on the Corporate Information Portal noted.

Foreign tourists will be paid a compensation of $3,000 if they get infected with COVID-19 in Uzbekistan, according to a decree signed by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Starting January 1, 2021, Uzbekistan will introduce a unified system for calculating tourist fees, which will allow to monitor the quality of services and the number of hotel beds, as well as control the entry and exit of foreign citizens.

The branch of the University of Economics and Technology of Turkey (TOBB) will open in Tashkent from the 2020/2021 academic year, it follows from the Cabinet of Ministers resolution of June 17.

Dilshod Akhatov has been appointed the new ambassador of Uzbekistan to India, repalcing Farhod Arziev was appointed the first deputy foreign minister in February, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The president Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a video-conference on the development of services and domestic tourism Tuesday.

According to the Republican anti-epidemic and prevention of spread of COVID-19 headquarters, Tajikistan will resume flights to the United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan from July 1, Asia-Plus reported.

Japan donated Uzbekistan 500 million yen (nearly US$ 4.5 million) for the purchase of medical equipment to combat coronavirus infection.