On officials from Turkmenistan's Foreign Ministry headed by deputy minister Vepa Khadjiev provided explanations to the diplomatic missions of foreign countries and international organizations over the measure undertaken by the Turkmen government to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID 19 on the territory of Turkmenistan.
The website of Turkmenistan's Foreign Ministry reports that Turkmenistan announced that all prevention measures are being undertaken in compliance with recommendations of the World Health Organization and taken into account the federal legislation of Turkmenistan.
Moreover, representatives of Turkmenistan gave assurances that the government of Turkmenistan is undertaking all measures to ensure the trouble free operations of the ground, rail, air and marine types of transportation.
It should be emphasized that after in late February 2020 President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov had held a meeting devoted to the precautions measures undertaken to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Turkmenistan started closing borders with the neighbouring countries and cancelling the flights or preventing their nationals from boarding international flights.
The following countries have already expressed their concern to a greater or lesser extent: The US Embassy warned their residents about the threats of the Turkmen healthcare, Turkey's officials expressed their discontent over the cancellation of flights between the two countries in a letter addressed to Turkmenistan's government, which violates the previous agreements whereas Tehran called on Ashgabat to open the border for cargo transportation.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan