COVID-19 in Turkmenistan: WHO to voice its assessment

COVID-19 in Turkmenistan: WHO to voice its assessment

A mission of the World Health Organization, which performs its mission in Turkmenistan at the request of the government, visited medical facilities in Lebap province and Ashgabat.

A group of experts in public health and epidemiology, in collaboration with national health authorities, are involved in risk assessment and response mechanisms to COVID-19.

WHO representatives carefully examined the conditions for treating patients, preventing and controlling infections in medical institutions and laboratories, and also visited checkpoints in Farab (on the border with Uzbekistan) and Imamnazar (on the border with Afghanistan). The experts are focused on the organization of epidemiological surveillance, risk communication and public relations.

Tomorrow, on July 13, the WHO mission will leave for the western region of the country – Balkan province, where, in addition to medical facilities, will visit the checkpoint in the Turkmenbashi International Seaport.

On the outcomes of the 10-day visit, WHO experts will evaluate and give recommendations on development of the best solutions to protect the health of the Turkmen people from COVID-19.

It is expected the WHO mission in Turkmenistan will make a statement on outcomes of the visit on Wednesday, July 15, during a briefing.

According to preliminary data received by the ORIENT, experts from the World Health Organization praises the timeliness and quality of preventive measures taken, as well as willingness of Turkmenistan to continue to combat the global challenges and threats caused by the dangerous infections that spread rapidly across the world, including in neighboring countries.

Here is up-dates on situation in the neighboring countries to Turkmenistan:

Iran Cases: 257303 (+2186) Recovered: 219993 Deaths: 12829 (+194)
Kazakhstan 58253 (+1798) 33814 264
Afghanistan 34451(+85) 21216 1010 (+16)
Uzbekistan 12855 (+342) 7723 59 (+2)