Wednesday, 15, July, 2020

National

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan surpassed 14 thousand (14,085), the Ministry of Health said. 494 new cases were detected (594 a day earlier) on July 14, including 303 in quarantine facilities and 191 among the population.

The former President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Suma Chakrabarti was awarded the Dustlik (transl. Friendship) Order. The decree on this was signed by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Uzbekistan slipped by 6 places to the 87th among 193 states in the latest E-Government Development Survey 2020 laaunched on July 10.

On July 15-17, Hungarian delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó will visit Uzbekistan, the Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Since the beginning of global spread of the pandemic, Member and Observer States of the Turkic Council have established a close cooperation in fight against pandemic.

Uzbekneftegaz will set up charging stations for electric vehicles in Tashkent next year, the presidential decree noted.

The Anti-Coronavirus Commission has taken a decision introducing additional lockdown restrictions from July 13 to August 1.

Officials of Uzbekistan and the European Union held the fifth round of talks on a new comprehensive bilateral agreement online on July 9-10, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Uzbekistan intends to participate in the Blue Dot Network, a US program for promoting global, sustainable infrastructure development around the world, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade (MIFT) said in a statement.

From July 13, Uzbekistan will stop air and rail transportation on domestic routes, the press secretary of the Ministry of Transport Navruz Ashurmatov said at a briefing on Friday.