President Shavkat Mirziyoyev again touched upon the epidemiological situation in the country at a videoconference held today.
Speaking about ongoing efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the Head of the state noted:
– As is known, due to the growing number of coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan, we had to strengthen the quarantine conditions.
Because, to be honest, the whole world today is in a war against this invisible enemy.
Every state, every nation that engages in this struggle, takes all measures to protect its country and its population. First of all, a barrier is put to this threat, iron discipline established.
Life and work are put on high alert. We are in such a situation.
The Republican Special Commission regularly analyzes the situation and takes all measures to contain the infection.
We have all reserves and capabilities to fight this disease.
Most importantly, our dedicated and courageous medical professionals do their job with dedication and perseverance.
I repeat: we must learn to live and work in a pandemic. Because life goes on. It requires us to act intelligently, with patience and unbending discipline.
We ourselves see that with the least loss a pandemic leaves the country in which medical culture and discipline are strong.
We must also follow this path. Of course, our people have learned a lot over the past 4 months. We have developed a certain experience.
The analysis requires the use of new strategies for prevention of coronavirus infection, early detection of the disease and implementation of treatment and monitoring measures for patients who have an asymptomatic and mild form of the disease.
The Republican Special Commission should promptly develop and implement all necessary measures in this direction.
To this end, Deputy Prime Minister Behzod Musayev and Health Minister Alisher Shadmanov should review the current test analysis procedures and develop a system that is convenient for the population.
Another important issue is that local councils in regions, cities and districts, local authorities should carefully analyze the situation on the territory entrusted to them and in agreement with the Republican Commission, strengthen or soften quarantine rules.
Taking all precautions, we should launch production facilities and increase productivity as much as possible.
For example, in rural areas, the population is not as dense as in cities. There are areas where the disease has not spread.
In these places today, everyone is busy with field work, working tirelessly.
In such areas, we need to create all conditions so that rural workers could work freely and deliver their products to consumers. Because one day of summer feeds ten days of winter.
It is no secret that from this year, the world’s food problem will become a crucial issue.
First of all, it depends on countering the coronavirus, ensuring people’s wellbeing, strengthening peace and stability in society.
This is why we always need to have a three-month supply of food.
Taking this opportunity, we express our deep gratitude to our hard-working farmers and dehkans, enterprising gardeners and all our compatriots who selflessly work in the fields today. We wish them strength and an abundant harvest.
At the same time, depending on the situation, we should fully comply with quarantine requirements, where necessary.
We must all be patient for the sake of health of our family, our children, elderly and strictly observe quarantine rules.
A little patience, and these days will soon pass.
As people say, patience is the key to achieving a goal.
I am sure that our people, who think carefully and take measures with patience and courage, will overcome the current challenges with dignity and achieve their noble goals.