TASHKENT — Uzbekistan reported its first coronavirus death on Friday, as it locked down all of its provinces, having declared giant bonuses for medical employees within the battle towards infections, which climbed to 83.

A 72-year-old lady within the metropolis of Namangan died of cardiac infarction, the healthcare ministry stated, including that she had suffered from a bunch of different illnesses along with the virus.

She appeared to have been contaminated by her daughter who had traveled to Turkey, it added.

The Interior Ministry stated on Friday it was suspending all passenger journey between the 12 provinces and one autonomous republic that make up the nation of 34 million.

The Central Asian nation has already locked down a few of its greatest cities, together with Namangan and the capital, Tashkent, outdoors which it has constructed a quarantine facility housing greater than 20,000 beds in modified cargo containers.

Eleven infections had been amongst medical employees, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev stated late on Thursday, saying giant bonus funds for these working in direct contact with contaminated folks.

Doctors will get $2,500 each two weeks, or a number of occasions their regular month-to-month pay, whereas nurses and laboratory employees will obtain $1,500, junior medical employees $1,000 and others $500, Mirziyoyev stated.

Medical employees who get contaminated whereas treating virus sufferers will get $10,000 every. (Reporting by Mukhammadsharif Mamatkulov; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov Editing by Clarence Fernandez and Peter Graff)

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