The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, at the beginning of the video conference on 8 July, separately focused on the work being done in our country to combat coronavirus infection.
The head of state noted in particular:
– We are all witnesses today that the coronavirus 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 maintain a relatively stable epidemiological situation in our 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 2167 people. Of these, 1267 (58 percent) cases were identified among the population.
This is the highest quarantine rate. Unfortunately, the number of deaths is increasing. This should be of serious concern to all of us. From the very day that this virus was discovered in our country, we have talked and continue to say: it will be a very difficult test and a difficult struggle.
Much in this struggle depends on ourselves, our consciousness, patience and perseverance, our determination to act firmly and cohesively, with iron discipline. But, unfortunately, many among the population do not fully comply with these requirements. In particular, the number of cases of non-use or improper wearing of a medical mask, violation of sanitary and hygienic rules, a handshake, non-observance of social distance, and family events is unnecessarily increasing every day. The principle of dividing territories into “green”, “yellow” and “red” zones does not work fully. To change the situation, we must first of all strengthen public control.
Given the current situation, the Republican Commission, together with the khokims of regions, cities, districts and sector leaders, must take tough measures to contain the pandemic. With appropriate field visits, the relevant managers should be introduced to monitor strict compliance with the established restrictions and the implementation of quarantine requirements by the population in each region assigned to them. Of course, we will take appropriate measures to return to the country citizens of Uzbekistan who, for certain reasons, remain in neighboring countries.
Once again, I turn to our compatriots: one should not neglect a dangerous 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 quarantine requirements. Nobody should forget about it, first of all, all the leaders and responsible persons. In today’s difficult situation, we are all obligated to live according to the motto: “Our health, our child, our family — we must keep them!” At the same time, we need to learn how to live and work in a pandemic in order to normalize life, restore the economy, and with iron discipline continue the work begun in this direction, taking all precautions.