Saturday, 31, July, 2021

National

Recently, the Italian designer Stefano Ricci presented trainers with the coat of arms of Uzbekistan worth 18 million soums, or US$ 1.6 thousand.

The press secretary of the General Prosecutor's Office Khayot Shamsutdinov commented on the beating of a resident of Denau district of Surkhandarya province, Khasan Khushmatov by police officers.

The Ministry of Health reported of a record daily 897 people diagnosed with coronavirus and 546 with pneumonia in Uzbekistan yesterday. "As of July 29, 2021, the number of registered coronavirus infections in Uzbekistan stands at 128,403 (+897)," the report said.

Five people were intentionally killed in Kibray district of Tashkent province. This information was confirmed on July 29 by the press service of the General Prosecutor's Office.

On July 28, the President signed a new edition of the Courts Law. The Law was published in Xalq So’zi with immediate effect on Thursday.

Today, the United States delivered more than 3,000,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine to Uzbekistan through COVAX, the international platform to deliver safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines equitably around the world.  This is the first time Uzbekistan has received the U.S. manufactured Moderna, two-dose vaccine, administered 28 days apart.

During the visit of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Almalyk, it was unveiled that 1.2 million doses of Pfizer vaccine would be delivered to Uzbekistan.

The process of privatization of state-owned assets has been stepped up in Uzbekistan. 1.1 trillion soums, or US$ 105 million worth of state-owned assets were sold in H1 of 2021. While, the state made only US$ 150 million from privatization in the previous four years, said Akmalkhon Ortikov, director of the State-Owned Asset Management Agency (SAMA), in an interview to bne IntelliNews.

Burger King, the multinational chain of fast food restaurants, is entering the Uzbek market. Several media reports said. Reportedly, Burger King Uzbekistan will be a franchise, with franchiser stationed in Moscow. Burgerhouse LLC, which was registered in Tashkent on June 24 with an authorized capital of 1 billion soums, started hiring. The company confirmed that negotiations were underway to sign a license agreement.

A government delegation led by the Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will pay a working visit to the Republic of Korea from July 29 to August 2, 2021.