Thursday, 22, April, 2021

National

On April 1, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs issued a statement in which it accused the Polish journalist Agnieszka Pikulicka of biased coverage of events around the blogger Miraziz Bazarov, who was beaten on Sunday, and coverage on Twitter of "events that are not really happening."

On April 1, Tashkent hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the wind farm project (WPP) in the Zarafshan district of Navoi province from the Emirati company Masdar, the Ministry of Energy said.

A legal framework regulating human organ transplantation will be developed in Uzbekistan, announced the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev at a healthcare sector government meeting on April 1.

The government resolution approved the strategy for management and reform of enterprises in which the state owns a stake and the targets for its implementation in 2021–2025.

At the enlarged meeting of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Foreign Economic Relations, Foreign Investments and Tourism, the head of the diplomatic mission of Uzbekistan in the United States Javlon Vahobov briefed on the work done and the future plans.

Uzbekistan has begun developing its own vaccine against coronavirus, announced the Minister of Health Abdukhakim Khodjiboev.

As part of the COVAX Initiative, Uzbekistan will get another 2 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in May-June, and will purchase 3.5 million doses of the Chinese-Uzbek vaccine ZF-UZ-VAC2001 in April-June, the Minister of Health of the Republic Abdukhakim Khadzhibaev.

On March 31, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev addressed the informal online summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States, the presidential press service said.

Mass vaccination against coronavirus began in Uzbekistan today on April 1. As reported earlier, at the first stage, senior citizens aged over 65 years and medical workers at risk of infection with COVID-19 will the first to be vaccinated.

A public call not to abide by or violate laws will be punishable by a fine, according to the amendment to the Code of Administrative Liability (CoAL) signed by Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The document was passed by the Legislative Chamber on March 4 and approved by the Senate on March 12.