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Tajikistan: 288 people remain in quarantine due to coronavirus

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — About 300 people in Tajikistan remain in quarantine because of coronavirus, Miriam Uddin Kamolzoda, deputy minister of health and social protection, told RIA on Monday.

According to him, more than 800 people who arrived in Tajikistan from the PRC and were quarantined in connection with the coronavirus have already been discharged from hospitals.

“Now, until the end of the two-week quarantine period, 288 people are hospitalized,” Kamolz Oda said. None of them showed symptoms of a new coronavirus.

After 14 days of quarantine, all citizens will be able to leave the quarantine zone if they do not have symptoms of coronavirus. However, the deputy minister added that the department’s specialists will monitor their condition even after discharge.

On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the central part of the country (Hubei Province).

Experts have identified the causative agent of the disease – this is a new coronavirus. WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance and gave the disease its official name – COVID-19.

The number of people infected in mainland China has already exceeded 77 thousand people, 2592 have died, over 24 thousand have been cured. The number of infections outside of China, according to the WHO, reached 1769, 17 people died.

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