WORLD Uzbekistan resumes some COVID-19 lockdown measures

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Uzbekistan resumes some COVID-19 lockdown measures

Xinhua

16:59, June 30, 2020

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TASHKENT, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan has decided to limit the public's movements within red and yellow zones amid increasing numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases, the country's Special Republican Commission to Combat Coronavirus said on Monday.

The commission, which has divided the country into red, yellow and green zones depending on the level of severity of COVID-19 spread early this month, said residents are not allowed outside their homes from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. in red and yellow areas except for medical purposes.

The Uzbek authorities said clothing markets and large shopping malls will be closed on weekends, and gatherings of more than three people in public places will be banned in red and yellow zones.

So far, Uzbekistan has registered 8,298 COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths and 5,496 recoveries.

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