Kazakhstan suspended additional payments to health workers who are involved in the struggle against coronavirus despite the fact that the situation in the country got worse significantly.
The number of bearers of coronavirus and pneumonia has increased sharply since the beginning of summer in Kyrgyzstan. A range of activists and experts are confident that pneumonia is directly related to Covid-19. After the criticism by the public and recommendations given by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the authorities of the republic joined the statistical data and now the country tops the sad rankings of the number of cases and deaths from coronavirus. (more…)
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.
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.
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.
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…)
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.
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.
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…)
Mirzo Hojimuhammad, a top Tajik doctor, notes that the authorities were late in recognizing the existence of the coronavirus. (more…)