Saturday, 11, July, 2020

National

The rail track laying began on the Tashkent’s Sergeli metro line, Uzbekistan Railways reported. The line is scheduled to be commissioned in September this year.

On June 8, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a regular meeting on the progress of reforms in the field of information technology and the digital economy, the presidential press service said.

The chief of the State Authority for Sanitary and Epidemiological Well-being, Nurmat Otabekov, said that the situation with the coronavirus infection in Uzbekistan had been worsening lately.

Uzbekistan joined the Governing Council of the Asia-Pacific Technology Transfer Center. Uzbekistan was elected one of the members of the Council until 2023.

A car was found with a corpse chained to the steering wheel in a water canal of Khorezm province. Earlier on social networks surfaced information that a car was found in a Shovot canal, in which was found the body of a man chained to the steering wheel.

On June 5, the U.S. Embassy handed over essential reagents for COVID-19 testing to the Uzbekistan’s Agency of Sanitary and Epidemiological Wellbeing (ASEW) as part of the United States’ assistance to Uzbekistan to combat COVID-19.

The Deputy Foreign Minister Sherzod Asadov held talks in a video-conference format with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Finland, Marija Elina Liivala on Friday.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan has reached 4302, the Ministry of Health said. On Sunday, 208 people were tested positive for coronavirus, the highest daily rise in cases (the previous record was April 6 - 115 new cases).

The Dustlik-Kuylyuk metro line, the Phase I of the Tashkent ring metro line, was completed, the Tashkent mayor’s office said in a statement.

According to the chair of the Tourism Develoment Committee Aziz Abdukhakimov, the government of Uzbekistan was gradually preparing to resume international flights.