President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, addressing Deputy Prime Minister Purli Agamyradov and Minister of health and medical industry Nurmuhammet Amannepesov at an expanded meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, noted that the government of Turkmenistan, as soon as it became aware of the outbreak of coronavirus infection in China, took preventive measures to ensure its absence and spread in our country. Sanitary and quarantine supervision has been strengthened at the State border, and thermal imagers are being used.
Air traffic is restricted with China, as well as with other countries with an unfavorable epidemiological situation. Our compatriots and students have been returned to their Homeland from abroad.
Citizens who arrived from other countries were subject to medical control. It was decided to temporarily suspend the visit of foreigners to our country.
Instructing to continue to closely monitor the epidemiological situation in foreign countries, the head of Turkmenistan instructed to make appropriate amendments to the restrictive measures if necessary.
"All our decisions are aimed solely at preserving the health of citizens," the President stressed, noting that this work should be carried out around the clock.