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The number of officially confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tajikistan exceeds 7000

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The number of officially confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tajikistan has exceeded 7,000.   48 new officially confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Tajikistan yesterday, bringing a total number of the officially confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country to 7,015 as of the night of July 22, according Read More

European Commission strengthens health and other key services in Tajikistan with €112 million

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On Wednesday July 22, as part of its Team Europe Global Response, the European Commission announced €112.2 million to strengthen health, education and social services in Tajikistan and support the country in its coronavirus response, according to the European Union Delegation to Tajikistan.   Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen said: “The coronavirus pandemic has Read More

Judge from Hisor arrested for bribery

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A judge at the Hisor city court has been arrested on suspicion of taking bribe, according to the press center of the Agency for State Financial Control and Combating Corruption.   Judge Zaidullo Sobirzoda reportedly demanded 30,000 somoni from local resident for commutation of sentence.   The corrupt judge was caught red-handed while taking 20,000 Read More

EU provides €18.6 million grant to Tajikistan for construction of Sebzor HPP

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A tripartite grant agreement for 18.6 million euros was signed in Dushanbe on July 22.   According to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MoEDT) press center, the Minister of Economic Development and Trade Zavqi Zavqizoda signed this document with the German development Bank (KfW).   This grant of the European Union is reportedly Read More

Young people gaining access to financial services in Tajikistan

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In 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) launched Thrive Tajikistan, a five-year program to improve the quality of life for people living along the Tajik-Afghan border, according to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).   One of the program’s components establishes community-based savings group (CBSGs) that Read More

It is still premature to speak about the second wave of COVID19 in Tajikistan, says health official

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People in Tajikistan are waiting with fear for the second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  People are worried about information on the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in the Sughd province.   Acting Director of the Sanitary-Epidemiological Service of Tajikistan, Navrouz Jaffarov, told Asia-Plus about the epidemiological situation in the country and measures Read More

UN Agencies Push to Reopen South Sudan Schools

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Two United Nations agencies are calling on South Sudanese authorities to immediately reopen schools across the country, saying the damage being done to children forced to stay home outweighs the risk of catching the novel coronavirus. In a joint editorial released on Tuesday, children’s agency UNICEF and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Read More