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Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan dies of coronavirus

Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan dies of coronavirus
Sunday, 20 September, 2020, 17:40

Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Utkam Barnoev dies of coronavirus. This was announced on Sunday, September 20, to RIA Novosti at the operational headquarters under the government of the country.

“Uktam Isayevich Barnoev died today at the age of 56 from complications caused by the coronavirus,” the agency was told.

Barnoyev was appointed to the post of Deputy Prime Minister, who oversees the agricultural and food sector in the country, in February 2020, before that he was the head of the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan.

Earlier, on August 22, it became known that the head of the administration of the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan, Karim Kamalov, died of the coronavirus.

The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease, began at the end of December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan became the hotbed of infection. For several months, the disease spread to more than 210 countries of the world. On March 11, WHO declared a coronavirus pandemic.

According to Worldometer data, as of September 20, more than 31 million cases of COVID-19 have been registered on the planet, more than 961 thousand people have died, and 22.6 million have been cured.