Monday, 21, September, 2020

National

Uzbekistan visas for foreign citizens who are currently in Uzbekistan are to be automatically extended until November 1, with no fines to be imposed, the State Committee for Tourism said in a statement.

Abat Fayzullayev by the July 29 decision of the Senate council has been appointed Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Austria, Dunyo reported. Prior to this appointment, he served as Assistant Minister/Head of Organizational and Supervision Department.

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.