Tajikistan to quarantine Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Iranian nationals arriving in Tajikistan
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Tajikistan will quarantine Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Iranian nationals arriving in Tajikistan.
Nationals of South Korea, China, Japan and Iran arriving in Tajikistan from third countries will be quarantined without fail, an official source within the Ministry of Health and Social Protection told Asia Plus Thursday afternoon.
Recall, Tajikistan has suspended all air flights to Iran as many countries in the region scramble to take precautions after Tehran announced the highest death toll from the coronavirus outside of China.
Earlier, Tajikistan had suspended flights to China.
Tajikistan does not have direct flights to South Korea and Japan.
Meanwhile, of 1,148 people who have been quarantined on arrival in Tajikistan from China, 955 people have been released by February 27. There have been no confirmed cases of the illness in Tajikistan so far.
Recall, Tajik health authorities stepped up preventative measures in early February as part of their efforts to contain a global epidemic.
The Tajik Health Ministry has required anybody traveling from China to remain in quarantine for a period of 14 days. There are quarantine centers in all the country's regions. These kinds of policies have generated approval from the public,
Besides, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection has printed and distributed 13,000 brochures and recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on how to reduce the coronavirus infection risk.
SOURCE: ASIA PLUS