Kyrgyzstan has confirmed its first coronavirus cases

Kyrgyzstan has confirmed its first coronavirus cases
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  • calendar-gray 18 March 2020

Kyrgyzstan has confirmed its first coronavirus cases, as three citizens tested positive after arriving from Saudi Arabia, the healthcare minister said on Wednesday, a day after the Central Asian country closed its borders to all foreigners, APA rpeorts quoting Reuters. 

Healthcare Minister Kosmosbek Cholponbayev delivered news that the pandemic had reached the landlocked nation of 6 million people at a news briefing. 

Kyrgyzstan borders China, where the outbreak first began in December, and two of its neighbors, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, also confirmed their first cases this month.

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