China has provided humanitarian assistance to Tajikistan to support the Tajik authorities’ preventive and mitigation efforts against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The handover ceremony of the humanitarian assistance took place on the Tajik-Chinese border in the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) on March 30. 

According to Tajik MFA information department, the assistance includes 2,000 kits of nucleic acid reagents to detect the virus that causes COVID-19, 1,000 medical protective coveralls, 500 non-contact thermometers, 1,000 medial eyeglasses, 1,000 pairs of disposable medical gloves, an 1,000 pairs of disposable medical overshoes.  

No COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Tajikistan as of April 2, 2020, with 3,913 people quarantined.  In all, 6,272 people have been quarantined in Tajikistan.