Uzbekistan confirms first coronavirus case

Developing Uzbekistan confirms first coronavirus case
An Uzbek citizen has tested positive for coronavirus after returning from France. (File/AFP)
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Updated 15 March 2020

Uzbekistan confirms first coronavirus case

Uzbekistan confirms first coronavirus case

TASHKENT: An Uzbek citizen has tested positive for coronavirus after returning from France, Uzbekistan's Healthcare Ministry said on Sunday, marking the first infection from the virus in the Central Asian country of 34 million.
It said it was taking the necessary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
Uzbekistan's state airline said on Sunday it was suspending or curbing flights to a number of cities in Western Europe, Asia and the Middle East until the end of April.