Uzbekistan widens lockdowns, boosts doctors' pay to fight coronavirus squib

Uzbekistan locked down more cities and districts on Friday, and announced large bonus payments for medical workers, in its effort to slow the spread of a coronavirus, as it reported the country's first death and the number of cases climbed to 83. Municipal authorities in the province of Navoi, home to large gold- and uranium-mining companies and chemical plants, said they were locking down the cities of Navoi and Zarafshan, as well as several districts. The central Asian nation has already locked down some of its biggest cities, including the capital, Tashkent.
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