In Tajikistan, a poor country in Central Asia, the official record has been unchanged for more than two weeks. Its president has reported 13,308 infections since April, including 90 deaths and 13,218 recoveries. The country of 9.5 million people there is currently no active case.
“We can confidently say thatno more coronavirus in Tajikistan“Emomali Rakhmon proclaimed during a speech in Parliament.” We must not relax and forget the rules of personal and public hygiene, “he added.
And to continue this momentum, the president specifies that all travelers arriving in Tajikistan will be “quarantined under the supervision of family doctors at home for a period of 14 days. “Therefore, a more or less normal life will resume and the authorities have also planned to reopen the mosques next week, after about nine months of closure.
A country that has always said that it is “disease free”
But Tajikistan has always claimed to be “safe from the disease” that is spreading around the world. The government of Tajikistan did not report its first cases of Covid-19 until April 30, 2020, just before the arrival of a delegation from the World Health Organization (WHO) that Had to conduct an inspection.
Turkmenistan, another authoritarian Central Asian country, has never admitted the slightest case of contagion by the Covid. Even after the introduction of containment measures and the announcement by the British ambassador in Ashkhabad that he was infected with Covid-19.