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Uzbekistan eases COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

Xinhua
04 Jun 2020, 18:05 GMT+10

TASHKENT, June 4 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan has further lifted lockdown restrictions, allowing restaurants, clothing markets and kindergartens to reopen starting from June 15 depending on the sanitary and epidemiological situation of COVID-19, the country's Special Republican Commission to Combat Coronavirus said Thursday.

Uzbekistan has divided the country into red, yellow and green zones depending on the level of quarantine severity. It also allowed resumption of domestic tourism, educational, recreational and sports centers in green zones starting from Friday.

In green zones, people are also allowed to hold weddings and other ceremonies with no more than 30 relatives, and inter-regional bus commuting will reopen.

However, the commission said that in all the zones, the ban on mass events such as praying in mosques, concerts, nightclubs, computer game centers will stay unchanged.

So far, Uzbekistan has registered 3,874 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 16 deaths and 3,014 recoveries.

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