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|2020 coronavirus pandemic in Uzbekistan|
|First outbreak||France, Turkey, United Kingdom, Switzerland|
|Arrival date||15 March 2020|
(2 weeks and 6 days)
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Uzbekistan when its first case was confirmed on 15 March 2020. The case is a Uzbek citizen returning from France. Uzbekistan's Health Ministry has a list of people who were in contact with the victim, with plans to quarantine them. After the case was announced, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced a state of emergency in Kazakhstan, and promptly closed the border with Uzbekistan. Two days before the first case of coronavirus, Uzbekistan suspended flights to France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. On 22 March 2020, Uzbekistan ordered companies in Tashkent to do remote working, as well as making protective masks mandatory. On March 27, 2020, the first death was reported in the country, who was a 72-year-old woman.
As of 4 April, there have been 241 confirmed cases, 25 recoveries and 2 deaths.
On 28 February 2020, Uzbekistan Airways suspended flights to Jeddah and Medina. On 13 March 2020, Uzbekistan suspended flights to France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Two days later, the country confirmed its first case of coronavirus, who was an Uzbek citizen returning from France. Uzbekistan's Health Ministry published a list of people who were in contact with the victim, with plans to quarantine them. After the case was announced, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced a state of emergency in Kazakhstan, and promptly closed the border with Uzbekistan.
On 20 March 2020, the government announced that entertainment venues and tea houses would be closed and large weddings and other family gatherings would be prohibited.
On March 27, 2020, the first death was reported in the country; that of a 72-year-old woman who had underlying health conditions and suffered a heart attack. She was appeared to have been infected by her daughter who had recently returned from Turkey.
On March 28, 2020,  the second death was also confirmed. A doctor in Uzbekistan died on Saturday after unsuccessfully trying to treat a coronavirus infection that he kept secret, the Central Asian nation's healthcare ministry said. The 39-year-old man had been in contact with Uzbek "patient zero", it said in a statement, who appeared to have infected him. He was hospitalized on March 26 in grave condition and died two days later, becoming the second coronavirus patient to die in Uzbekistan.
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