Coronavirus in Tajikistan: The situation reportedly remains unchanged

5 months ago Web Desk 0

The numbers have not changed for already several days – the same 13,308 people infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the same 90 coronavirus-linked deaths and the same 13,218 cured COVID-19 patients.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic in Tajikistan is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have spread to Tajikistan when its index cases, in Dushanbe and Khujand, were confirmed on April 30, 2020.

 

Meanwhile, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that the world faces a “catastrophic moral failure” because of unequal COVID vaccine policies. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was not fair for younger, healthy people in richer nations to get injections before vulnerable people in poorer states. He said over 39 million vaccine doses had been given in 49 richer states – but one poor nation had only 25 doses.

 

So far, more than 180 countries have reportedly signed up to the Covax initiative, which is supported by the WHO and a group of international vaccine advocacy groups. Its aim is to unite countries into one bloc so they have more power to negotiate with drug companies.

 

Ninety-two countries – all of them low or middle-income – will have their vaccines paid for by a fund sponsored by donors.

 

“We have secured two billion doses from five producers, with options of more than one billion more doses, and we aim to start deliveries in February,” Dr. Tedros said.

 

Source: Asia Plus