Sat, 08 Aug 2020

TASHKENT, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan will introduce a second lockdown from July 10 to Aug. 1 in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the country's coronavirus commission said Wednesday.

The decision was made amid an increasing daily caseload of COVID-19 infections, the commission said, adding all markets other than food markets, cafes and restaurants, as well as parks and educational centers, will be closed when the lockdown comes into effect.

The country will also limit the movement of vehicles, ban public gatherings of more than three people, and forbid people aged over 65 from being in public places.

Public and other organizations will require employees to work from home or place them on leave, the commission said.

So far, Uzbekistan has registered 10,838 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 41 deaths and 6,811 recoveries.

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