Concerned about pneumonia cases in Turkmenistan: WHO

Concerned about pneumonia cases in Turkmenistan: WHO

The World Health Organization said that it was “concerned” about reports of rising pneumonia cases in Turkmenistan.

WHO’s Senior Emergency Officer for Europe Catherine Smallwood recommended the government adopt measures including contact tracing “as if COVID-19 were already circulating”.

“We are aware of and concerned of reports of acute respiratory disease or pneumonia,” Smallwood said.

She added that authorities in the reclusive country of around six million people had conducted 60,000 coronavirus tests, citing official figures.

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