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The who assessed the health system in Turkmenistan in terms of COVID-19

The health care system of Turkmenistan is well prepared to respond to the coronavirus, said a senior officer at the CHS regional office for Europe of the world health organization (who), Dr Catherine Smallwood.

The delegation who arrived in Turkmenistan with a 10-day visit on Monday.

"The healthcare system of Turkmenistan is well prepared to respond COVID-19. We recommend further strengthening of this system throughout the country and to activate contingency plans to ensure that the health infrastructure of Turkmenistan were able to cope with any rapid expansion in the number of cases," Smallwood said at a press briefing in the who mission in the country.

She also stressed the need for continuous training of health workers and measures to protect them.

Earlier, the authorities of Turkmenistan announced that the country has not recorded cases of coronavirus, a new type. However, the Ministry of health and medical industry has obliged employees of enterprises, organizations and institutions, regardless of ownership, to comply with measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The measures include the wearing of medical masks, gloves, regular hand disinfection, transport and premises.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world is revealed already more than 12.9 million cases of infection, over 570 thousand people died.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.Russia