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Uzbekistan announces first coronavirus case, flights to France, Spain and UK suspended

Christian Fernsby |
Uzbekistan has announced the first case of coronavirus infection, Trend reports citing Uzbek media.

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The infected person is an Uzbek citizen who has returned from France.

"A citizen of Uzbekistan, who returned from France, was diagnosed with coronavirus on March 15 at 6 a.m. in the laboratory of the Institute of Virology,” the report says.

List of passengers who arrived with infected citizen from France to Uzbekistan was drawn up.

"All 48 passengers and 9 crew members of Uzbekistan Airways plane, which had the infected person on board, will be quarantined," the message says.

As of today, Uzbekistan has suspended flights to and from France, Spain and Great Britain in connection with the current coronavirus epidemics in these countries, reports (in Russian), citing a source in the government.

Flights will be suspended from 00:00. From this moment, the Uzbek border services will no longer allow entry to citizens of China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France and Spain and non-citizens permanently residing in these countries, as well as all foreign citizens and persons without citizenship who have visited these states within the last 14 days.

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