Uzbekistan reopens borders for air travellers but with quarantine measures depending upon their country of origin. Here’s our full report. By Tanvi Jain

 

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Uzbekistan has reopened borders from June 15 for some air travellers, but will they be quarantinedor placed under observation or just be allowed entrywill depend upon their country of origin. As per news reports, the Uzbekistan Government mentioned in a statement that the borders will reopen for diplomats and their families, investors and healthcare professionals. 

The country has also allowed a few restaurants, markets, educational institutions, long-distance bus service, etc., to operate in low-risk areas.  

Recently, Iran and Turkmenistan had also reopened their borders on June 10 and had even inaugurated a joint border bridge to facilitate bilateral trade. As per reports, Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan had in a joint meeting, agreed to install sanitising tunnels on both sides of the borders. However, Iran recently warned of reimposing the restrictions in order to maintain social distancing, after it witnessed fresh cases of the virus. 

 

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Uzbekistan has so far recorded 5,293 cases of Coronavirus. However, globally the number of COVID-19 cases have crossed eight millionout of which over four lakh people have already succumbed to the virus. While European countries are slowly reopening their borders, China is fearing a second outbreak after fresh cases of the infection were reported in Beijing. Moreover, the United States is still the worst affected by the pandemic, with the number of cases rising to over two million. 

 

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“About one in five individuals worldwide could be at increased risk of severe COVID-19, should they become infected, due to underlying health conditions, but this risk varies considerably by age,” Lancet research recently revealed

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