TASHKENT: Uzbekistan has imposed an in a single day curfew in some elements of the nation, together with the capital Tashkent, because it seeks to curb a recent rise in COVID-19 infections following the gradual lifting of a two-month lockdown.
The Central Asian nation had been cautiously lifting a nationwide lockdown that had been in place in April and Might. Nonetheless, after a decline in COVID-19 instances between mid-April and mid-Might, it has as soon as once more seen a gentle rise.
The brand new restrictions will see residents of “crimson” and “yellow” areas deemed at larger threat barred from leaving their houses between 11pm and 7am aside from medical emergencies, the federal government stated on Tuesday (Jun 30).
Giant buying malls and markets can even be closed on weekends throughout the nation.
Uzbekistan has divided its territory into inexperienced, yellow and crimson zones relying on the speed of recent COVID-19 instances in these areas. Tashkent is generally yellow, with some crimson neighbourhoods which have been cordoned off.
The nation of 34 million individuals has confirmed 8,298 COVID-19 instances, with 24 deaths.