COVID-19

Forced Digitalization of Public Services in Kazakhstan During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Altynay Karimova 24.06.20

The coronavirus pandemic in Kazakhstan has pushed for a massive transition to the digital environment. The situation with forced digitalization was a good lesson and revealed shortcomings in the provision of public services online.

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How Much Will COVID-19 Cost for Kyrgyzstan?

Olga Ruslanova 11.06.20

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every single country in the world. Kyrgyzstan was no exception. Despite the fact that rates of infection and mortality in the republic are relatively low compared to other states, the country’s economy has been severely affected by internal restrictions and borders closure.
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“The authorities are not happy about this.” Two statistics on coronavirus in Tajikistan

CABAR.asia 09.06.20

Depending on their personal attitude to the pandemic, Tajik citizens can rely either on official or alternative data on COVID-19 mortality in the country.

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Uzbekistan Gradually Lifts Quarantine. Residents Complain About Slow Pace

CABAR.asia 05.06.20

Uzbek authorities are gradually lifting quarantine restrictions, despite new cases of COVID-19 infection. They decided to revive the economy before it is too late. (more…)

IWPR and Chatham House Organized a Joint Online Event “The Impact of Coronavirus on Central Asia’s Development”

CABAR.asia 03.06.20

On the 29th of May the Representative Office of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in Central Asia, its regional analytical platform CABAR.asia and Chatham House – the Royal Institute of International Affairs organized a joint online event related to the COVID-19 crisis and its effect on Central Asian countries.

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Experiences of Labor Migrants in Kazakhstan During COVID-19: Leave or Stay?

Aizhan Kakenova 01.06.20

In this economic instability faced both by public and by the government, there is one group left behind all possible parachutes and safety opportunities. This group is ethnic migrants.

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Tajikistan: the safety of medical workers is the concern of medical workers themselves

CABAR.asia 22.05.20

The Government of the Republic of Tajikistan states that it is taking all measures to prevent COVID-19, but some medical workers have quit due to the lack of protective equipment. The expert believes that the country needs really independent trade unions, who could protect the rights of medical workers. (more…)

Tajikistan: transparency is needed to effectively fight the coronavirus [interview]

CABAR.asia 18.05.20

Mirzo Hojimuhammad, a top Tajik doctor, notes that the authorities were late in recognizing the existence of the coronavirus. (more…)

Photoreport: how COVID-19 affected life in Tajikistan

CABAR.asia 14.05.20

Coronavirus has been raging for the second week throughout Tajikistan. (more…)