Sunday, 19, May, 2024

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Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the non-governmental organization, Republican Informational Educational Center (RIEC) “INTILISH,” announced the launch of a new $1 million USAID-funded End Tuberculosis (TB) Uzbekistan activity. Through the new activity, USAID will support INTILISH’s efforts to combat TB, especially hard to treat drug-resistant (DR) TB.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan increased by 774, another highest daily increase, to reach 24,783, the Ministry of Health said.

On July 31, in Nukus at the age of 72, the chairman of Jokargy Kenes of Karakalpakstan, the deputy chairman of the Senate Musa Erniyazov, died, UzA said.

The Turkish government has sent another batch of humanitarian aid to Uzbekistan, UzA said. The cargo weighing almost 12.5 tons arrived in Tashkent on 31 July. It included 50,000 N95 protective masks, 200,000 medical masks, 40,000 overalls, 5,000 full face masks, as well as drugs used in the treatment of COVID-19.

The Uzbek born Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov donated 100 billion soums (US$ 10 million) to reward the medical personnel in Uzbekistan.

On July 28, during the Uzbek government delegation’s visit to Turkey, the Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov met with the President of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) Serkan Kayalar, the Ministry said.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan on July 29 increased by 692 to reach 22,585, the Ministry of Health said.

Asadjon Khojaev has been appointed the new director of the Agency of Information and Mass Communications under the Administration of the President of Uzbekistan.

On July 28, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) donated $902,000 worth of medical and laboratory equipment and supplies to Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Health. The donated items will allow the country to conduct 25,000 COVID-19 tests, using advanced Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) equipment.  This technology detects the presence of viral DNA, which is present in the body before a person is symptomatic, enabling public health authorities to isolate the patient very early and break the chain of transmission, vital to ending the pandemic. 

On the initiative of the Uzbek Embassy in Germany, the international charity organization Friedensdorf International sent a humanitarian aid to Uzbekistan.

684 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Uzbekistan on July 28, which is yet another highest daily increase since mid-March, when the first case was detected. The total number of confirmed cases has reached 21,893, the Ministry of Health said.

Uzbekistan and South Korea are negotiating to resume sending Uzbek migrants to South Korean enterprises, Ortikhoja Norov, head of the press service of the Agency for External Labor Migration, said during a briefing yesterday.

The Uzarkhiv Agency is preparing to enter into a cooperation agreement with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The organizations will have access to each other's funds, will be able to exchange experiences and conduct joint training programs.

On July 27, Uzbekistan recorded the highest daily increase in confirmed coronavirus cases - 678 (a day earlier - 579), the Ministry of Health said. The total number of confirmed cases reached 21,209.

The General Prosecutor's Office announced the first results of a pre-investigation check in the case of the burst of Sardoba reservoir, which occurred on May 1, with, three causes of the disaster announced. Nine officials of the organizations involved in the construction of the reservoir are now facing charges as defendants and have been taken into custody.

The President signed a decree on celebration of Eid al-Adha in Uzbekistan on July 31. Festive events will be held in strict accordance with the lockdown restrictions.

Uzbekistan and Iran plan to hold a meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission in the second year-half. This became known after the talks between theDeputy Prime Minister Sardor Umurzakov and Vice President for Economic Affairs of Iran Mohammad Nahavandian.

The President of Uzbekistan received a congratulatory message on the occasion of his birthday on July 24 from the heads of state, government and parliaments of foreign countries, prominent statesmen and public figures.

By the decision of the Special Anti-Coronavirus Commission, lockdown restrictions, in effect until August 1, have been extended until August 15.

The government of Uzbekistan purchased 1,300 oxygen concentrator and 20 PCR machines and antiviral drugs from China. The plane with the cargo landed in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 24 reported.