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Kyrgyzstan reports 53 new COVID-19 cases

01 Dec 2021, 18:30 GMT+10

BISHKEK, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan reported 53 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising its tally of infections to 183,404.

The country's Republican Headquarters for Combating COVID-19 said that the new cases were discovered out of 2,936 COVID-19 medical tests during the last 24 hours.

The headquarters also reported 102 more recoveries and three more deaths, bringing total recoveries to 178,332 and the death toll to 2,749. There are some 844 active cases in the country.

To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, Kyrgyzstan imposed restrictions from Dec. 1 on the entry of foreigners from countries affected by the variant. All arrivals to Kyrgyzstan are required to have a negative PCR test result, regardless of vaccination status.

Kyrgyzstan launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on March 29 after the arrival of China-donated Sinopharm vaccines. It is also inoculating its citizens with the Russian Sputnik-V, Sputnik Light, Astra Zeneca, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

To date, a total of 1,116,666 people have been vaccinated in the country, 897,630 of whom have received both shots.

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