TASHKENT: Uzbekistan locked down extra cities and districts on Friday, and introduced massive bonus funds for medical staff, in its effort to sluggish the unfold of a coronavirus, because it reported the nation’s first demise and the variety of instances climbed to 83.
A 72-year outdated man within the metropolis of Namangan died on Friday morning, having suffered from a bunch of different illnesses along with the coronavirus, the healthcare ministry stated.
Municipal authorities within the province of Navoi, dwelling to massive gold- and uranium-mining firms and chemical vegetation, stated they have been locking down the cities of Navoi and Zarafshan, in addition to a number of districts.
Authorities within the main tourism hub of Bukhara additionally stated town would shut its borders.
The central Asian nation has already locked down a few of its greatest cities, together with the capital, Tashkent.
Eleven infections have been amongst medical staff, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev stated late on Thursday, asserting massive bonus funds for these working in direct contact with the contaminated.
Docs will get $2,500 each two weeks, or a number of instances their regular month-to-month pay, whereas nurses and laboratory staff will obtain $1,500, junior medical staff $1,000 and others $500, Mirziyoyev stated.
Medical staff who get contaminated whereas treating coronavirus sufferers will get $10,000 every.