Uzbekistan tightens sanitary controls at border amid cholera outbreak in Afghanistan

Uzbekistan tightens sanitary controls at border amid cholera outbreak in Afghanistan
# 17 July 2022 05:38 (UTC +04:00)

Uzbekistan has tightened sanitary-medical controls at its border crossings amid a reported cholera outbreak in neighboring Afghanistan, Uzbek public health authorities said Saturday, APA reports citing Xinhua.

All customs posts at land and air border crossings have been provided with thermal imagers and non-contact thermometers for examining those arriving in Uzbekistan, the Uzbek Sanitary-Epidemiological Welfare and Public Health Service said in a statement.

It said reserve beds and medicines in infectious diseases hospitals have been prepared for sick or suspected patients with cholera.

Uzbekistan shares a 144-km border with Afghanistan, with road and railway connections on a bridge over the Amudarya river.

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