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WHO Representative in Tajikistan officially declares absence of coronavirus cases in country

2 April 2020

World Health Organization Representative in Tajikistan Galina Perfilyeva has officially declared about absence of COVID-19 cases in the country, Asia-Plus reported.

In her apperance on the TV Channel Tojikiston Galina Perfilyeva asked the population to practice personal hygiene and refrain from visiting crowded public places.

"If we make an effort, then maybe we [Tajikistan] are luckier than other countries," the WHO Representative said.

"According to official statistics, and we confirm this as we closely collaborate with laboratories conducting PCR testing, no positive COVID-19 tests have been registered in Tajikistan yet. Now the whole world is fighting COVID-19. Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are the two countries in the region of 53 coronavirus-affected counties, where coronavirus cases have not been registered," Galina Perfilyeva said.

According to her, more than 700 coronavirus tests have been conducted and all tests were negative.

She further said that Tajikistan had sufficient supply of coronavirus test systems. In accordance with WHO recommendations, only persons with symptoms of coronavirus are tested for coronavirus diseas.