The US Embassy: Turkmenistan may be disinclined to acknowledge any cases of COVID-19 if cases were confirmed

On the US Embassy in Turkmenistan disseminated the statement that Turkmenistan has not officially acknowledged any cases of COVID-19 within its borders and may be disinclined to do so if cases were confirmed.

The report also highlights that Turkmenistan is currently taking temperature measurements at various locations in the country including some shops and stores.

The diplomatic mission has reiterated that medical protocols in Turkmenistan are not consistent with U.S. standards, and some travelers have been required to undergo medical testing unrelated to COVID-19. For this reason the U.S. Embassy recommends that its citizens decline any medical procedures beyond routine, non-invasive medical examinations or temperature checks.

Let us recall that on 14 April, 2020 “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” learned that seven people who have tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 are being kept in a separate ward in the quarantine zone of Turkmenabat.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan

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