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Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Shavkat Mirziyoyev: Neglect of this perilous disease is absolutely unacceptable

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, at the videoconference on July 8, dwelt on the work being carried out in Uzbekistan to combat coronavirus infection.

The Head of the state noted in particular:
 
– We are all witnessing that the pandemic, unfortunately, continues. The second wave of the disease, starting in several countries of the world, is causing serious concern.

The current situation shows that any “magic recipes” to counter this infection have not yet been developed.
 
The international community, the world’s largest research centers, the strongest scientists are working hard to find a cure. And we hope that the studies will soon yield their positive results.
 
At present, the number of infected people in our country has reached 10,982, and 6,890 have recovered.
 
The professionalism and courage of medical and sanitary-epidemiological personnel, the dedication of law enforcement officers, as well as strict discipline during the quarantine period make it possible to uphold a relatively stable epidemiological situation in the country.
 
But this should not be a reason for carelessness, a frivolous attitude to this issue.
 
In the first week of July, the number of people infected with coronavirus increased by 2,167. Of these, 1,267 (58 percent) cases were identified among the population.
 
This is the highest rate since we introduced lockdown. Unfortunately, the number of deaths is increasing. This should concern us all.
 
From the very day that this virus was identified in our country, we have been asserting that this will prove a rather tricky test and a thorny struggle.
 
Much in this struggle depends on ourselves, on our consciousness, patience and perseverance, our determination to act firmly and cohesively, with iron discipline.
 
But, unfortunately, many have been failing to fully comply with these requirements.
 
In particular, the number of cases of non-use or improper wearing of medical masks, violation of sanitary and hygienic rules, handshake, non-observance of social distance, holding family ceremonial events has been increasing unnecessarily every day.
 
The principle of dividing areas into “green”, “yellow” and “red” zones does not work fully.
 
We must first of all strengthen public control to change the situation.
 
Taking into account the current situation, the Republican Commission, together with khokims of regions, cities, districts and sector leaders, must take tough measures to contain the pandemic.
 
Responsible officials should take control over the strict compliance with the established restrictions and implementation of quarantine requirements by the population in each area assigned to them.
 
To be sure, we will take appropriate measures to return those citizens who, for certain reasons, remain in neighboring countries.
 
I turn to our compatriots once again: one should not neglect the treacherous disease that claimed the lives of many thousands of people around the world.
 
If you notice even the slightest sign of illness, consult a doctor immediately.
 
Do not self-medicate at home. This can have serious consequences and result in death.
 
Do not be careless and indifferent to yourself and your family members!
 
Since the health and life of our people, our families and children is our main wealth, no one has the right to be indifferent to this critical problem and violate the lockdown rules.

Nobody, first of all, the executives and responsible officials should forget about it.
 
In the current difficult situation, we are all forced to live by the motto “We must safeguard our health, our child, our family!”
 
In the meantime, we need to learn how to live and work amid pandemic in order to normalize life, restore the economy, and with iron discipline continue the work begun on this front, taking all precautions.

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