Uzbekistan confirmed on Sunday its first case of coronavirus in the country.

In a statement by the Uzbek Health Ministry, an Uzbek citizen who returned to the country from France was diagnosed with COVID-19.

The ministry listed all people who had close contact with the patient and plans to quarantine them who were on the same flight with the patient.

It was noted that 7,700 people who came from countries where the novel coronavirus has been seen are under quarantine for 14 days in Uzbekistan.

The ministry said 5,600 of those who were under observation completed their

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