Uzbekistan reports first coronavirus death

Uzbekistan reports first coronavirus death
# 27 March 2020 16:57 (UTC +04:00)

Uzbekistan on Friday announced its first death from the coronavirus, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

 

The country’s Health Ministry said a 72-year-old woman succumbed to the disease, marking the first death in the country.

 

The number of confirmed cases reached 83, with 18 new cases, the ministry said.

 

In a statement, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said that 11 of the infected persons are doctors and health workers.

 

He noted that all the medical supplies needed for the fight against the coronavirus will be purchased “as soon as possible”.

 

The government has announced that hospital workers, who are infected with COVID-19, will be paid $10,000, and those who failed to respond to the treatment will be paid $26,000 for once.

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