Shavkat Mirziyoyev: Pandemic requires to restrict mass gatherings and celebrations on Independence Day

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Tashkent, AUG 21 – President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chairs a videoconference on development of entrepreneurship. Opening the event, the Head of the state focused on the ongoing work to counter the pandemic and gave instructions on celebration of Independence Day based on current realities.

It was noted that to date, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country has exceeded 37.5 thousand and more than 33 thousand or 88 percent of patients have recovered.

Measures are being taken to treat and return 4,000 patients to their families.President Shavkat Mirziyoyev emphasized that these results are an outstanding achievement of the country’s medical workers.

There is a positive development of the situation, especially in the city of Tashkent, doctors who were recently invited from Russia, Germany and China have been sent to the regions, and more specialists from Germany are expected to arrive.

Foreign experts are mainly involved in treatment of patients in serious condition, using the most modern methods, – noted the President.The Head of the state emphasized that these days are a trial period for Uzbekistan. Next week will show how effective the taken measures are.

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However, if the recommendations of doctors are ignored, such precautions as wearing masks, maintaining social distance, and compact family events, the state will restore the lockdown measures.It was again noted that each of us must learn to live and work in the conditions of the pandemic, and to steadily follow the epidemiological requirements in everyday life.In this regard, khokims, sector leaders and ministers have been instructed to analyze the situation on a daily basis and take all necessary measures to strictly limit the spread of coronavirus, effectively treat patients and provide assistance to those in need.

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Soon we will celebrate the 29th Anniversary of Uzbekistan’s Independence.Following the consultations with doctors, it was concluded that this year the situation with the pandemic requires limiting the holding of mass gatherings and celebrations. In this regard, the issues of organizing the celebration of this significant event mainly in families were considered.The need for strict compliance with sanitary standards was indicated in the case of celebrations by labor collectives.Recommendations have been given for organizing interesting programs and presentations in the media and Internet during the holiday.

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