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COVID-19 pandemic in the Commonwealth of Independent States

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COVID-19 pandemic in the CIS
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationCommonwealth of Independent States
First caseTyumen and Chita
Arrival date31 January 2020
OriginWuhan, Hubei, China
Confirmed cases951,213
Recovered670,584
Deaths
15,680

The COVID-19 pandemic in the Commonwealth of Independent States covers the Commonwealth of Independent States, that is part of the ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The CIS is a international organisation consisting of post-Soviet states that came in being after the fall of the Soviet Union.

The virus was confirmed to have spread to Russia on 31 January 2020, when two Chinese citizens in Tyumen, Siberia and Chita, Russian Far East tested positive for the virus, with both cases being contained. Early prevention measures included restricting the border with China and extensive testing.

Responses[edit]

In February, Russia sent COVID-19 tests to CIS states like Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan and planned to send them to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to aid CIS nations in their response to the pandemic.[1] On 29 May, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, after a meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of CIS countries, said the CIS was responding "promptly" to the outbreak, instituting effective countermeasures, and increasing cooperation.[2][3] On 2 June, The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Coordination Council on Sanitary Protection met to discuss implementation and CIS-wide joint action planning to combat COVID-19. Health agencies from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan all met to discuss the pandemic.[4]

Impacts[edit]

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, steel production in the Commonwealth of Independent States fell 7.6% year over year in May.[5] Because of the pandemic, Armenia decided not to send athletes to the first CIS Games held in Kazan.[6]

See also[edit]

  • COVID-19 pandemic in Europe
  • COVID-19 pandemic in Asia

References[edit]

  1. LYMAR, Anton (2020-02-03). "Russia to provide EAEU, CIS countries with test systems to diagnose coronavirus". 24.kg. Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  2. "Russia FM: CIS promptly responding to coronavirus pandemic". news.am. Retrieved 2020-08-03.
  3. "Врачи в странах СНГ усиливают сотрудничество в борьбе с коронавирусом". Вечерний Бишкек. Retrieved 2020-08-03.
  4. "Russian watchdog to develop CIS joint action plan to combat infectious diseases". TASS. Retrieved 2020-08-03.
  5. Egbaria, Fouad (2020-06-23). "May global crude steel production drops 8.7% year over year". Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Stainless, Rare Earth, Metal Prices, Forecasting | MetalMiner. Retrieved 2020-08-03.
  6. "Armenia won't send athletes to CIS Games due to COVID-19 concerns". Reuters. 2020-07-07. Retrieved 2020-08-03.

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