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The health ministry said 328 people were tested positive for coronavirus yesterday, with more than 2,700 people being treated for coronavirus infections in hospitals, and 113 of them in critical condition.

A ceremony of presenting credentials by the newly appointed foreign ambassadors to Uzbekistan was held on April 23, the presidential press service said.

This week we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2021, and this year’s theme is “Taking Your Ideas to Market.” This theme highlights the importance of intellectual property (IP) protection systems for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are the backbone of both the global, and Uzbekistan’s, economy.

44 people were charged with sodomy under article 120 of the Criminal Code in Uzbekistan between 2016-2020, the Department for Execution of Punishments (DEP) under the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

On April 22, the President signed the Public Procurement Bill into Law. According to Norma, the new version of the law consists of 85 articles (there were 79 in the previous version).

On April 22, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a government meeting on the development of the services sector. He touched upon on the corruption among the senior officials of various state organizations.

The next C5+1 meeting of Central Asian foreign ministers and US Secretary of State will be held on April 23, 2021 online, the Foreign Ministry said.

Uzbekistan received the delivery of the first batch of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine on Friday. The delivery was carried out with the assistance of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the Ministry of Health said.

On April 22, the Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov had a telephone conversation with the Secretary of State of the United States of America Anthony Blinken, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.

Once-a-week Tashkent to Tel Aviv charter flights will resume on May 4. The Uzbek Embassy in Israel is taking steps to attract a tourist flow from Israel to Uzbekistan, given the launched Uzbekistan - Safe travel Guaranteed system, Dunyo said.

Siemens Energy was selected by engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company, Enter Engineering Pte. Ltd., to supply two low-emission compression trains for Phase I of the Gazli Underground Gas Storage (UGS) project in the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan.

The Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov is expected to meet his Tajik counterpart Kokhir Rasulzoda in Khujand on April 24, the Tajik Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The Russian airline Royal Flight has received permit to operate regular flights between Moscow and Andijan, the Uzaviation agency.

A truck, which was carrying a flock of sheep on the 4R-38 overturned near Pakhtakor, Jjizzakh province on the evening of April 20, the Emergency Situations Minister said.

The Ministry of Health reported that a total of 27,828 people in Uzbekistan were vaccinated on April 20 against COVID-19, bringing, the total number of vaccinated to 458,555.

Сar production fell sharply in the Q1 in Uzbekistan. This may be due to the suspension of operations at the Asaka plant in January and the shortage of semiconductor items during the pandemic, the Statistics Committee said.

On April 20, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Awarding the veterans of the World War II Decree, UzA reported.

After the presentation to the President of the Samarkand airport reconstruction project, the Deputy PM/Minister of Tourism and Sports Aziz Abdukhakimov told reporters about the efforts aimed to attract foreign tourists to the city.

On April 15, 2021, the Uzaviation agency issued a permit to operate regular flights to Urgench and Fergana, Uzbekistan for Turkish Airlines from Istanbul.

Uzbekistan slips by 1 position to 157th among 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index published by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF).