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US gave Uzbekistan the equipment for 25 thousand tests for coronavirus

The US centers for control and prevention (CDC) handed over to the Ministry of health of Uzbekistan the equipment and materials for conducting 25 thousand tests for detection of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, reported on Thursday a press-service of the U.S. Embassy in the Republic.

"CDC donated to the Ministry of health of Uzbekistan medical and laboratory equipment and consumables in the amount of 902 thousand dollars, which will allow the country to spend 25 thousand tests COVID-19 with the use of modern equipment for polymerase chain reaction (PCR)", - said in a release from the Embassy.

Using the provided equipment can detect the presence of viral DNA in the human body before the onset of symptoms, "allowing the health authorities very early, isolating the patient and break the chain of transmission," reports the diplomatic mission.

Previously, CDC has provided the Uzbek authorities $ 2 million to purchase equipment for testing COVID-19 and testing for the coronavirus at checkpoints on the border of the Republic with neighbouring countries.

The total direct contribution of the U.S. government to support the efforts of Uzbekistan in the fight against the pandemic is over $ 6 million, added in the Embassy. In particular, the United States Agency for international development (USAID) has allocated the country's authorities for these purposes $ 4.2 million.

In Uzbekistan the number of registered cases of infection with coronavirus is 22 872 died 132 patients, 12 937 recovered.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 16.5 million cases, more than 656 thousand people died.

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