32 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have reportedly been detected in Tajikistan over the past two days.

According to data from the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP), .17 cases of COVID-19 were officially registered on June 21 and 15 other cases of COVID-19 were officially registered on June 22  

Recall, the Standing Committee on COVID-19 Response of Tajikistan met in Dushanbe on June 21 and officially confirmed that cases of contracting COVID-19 have been reported in some medial facilities of the country.

The authorities said that the public is to blame.  The main reason for this new outbreak of the disease is reportedly negligence and non-compliance with certain self-protection deadlines applicable to citizens returning from abroad, as well as other recommendations, like wearing a mask. 

Instead of falling in line with international health expert advice on avoiding mass public events, Tajik authorities last year pushed ahead with a huge party to mark the Navrouz spring holiday on March 21.  ).  The virus was confirmed to have spread to Tajikistan when its index cases, in Dushanbe and Khujand, were confirmed on April 30, 2020.

The last time that the Tajik health authorities confirmed any cases of COVID-19 was on January 11.  

On January 25, in statement delivered at a joint meeting of both chambers of parliament, President Emomali Rahmon declared victory over the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.  Thereafter, the health authorities ceased to report COVID-19 cases altogether.

As of June 20, 2021, the government said 13,218 people in total have been found to have the coronavirus virus, and that 99.3 percent (13,308 people) of that total number have since been cured.  Only 90 people reportedly died from COVID-19 in Tajikistan.

Meanwhile, according to COVID-19 data provided by Worldmeter, coronavirus cases around the globe have been reported at 179,933,626 since China reported its first cases to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2019.  Of them, 164,695,439 have recovered and 3,898,160have died.