Turkmenistan’s president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, banned the use of the term coronavirus (new corona virus) in the country,media reported. Turkmenistan’s president has responded to a global pandemic of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), by removing the word “coronavirus,” According to ReporterS Borders.
It is understood that the word has disappeared from the viral disease brochure distributed by the Government to schools, hospitals and workplaces.
“They (the government) will take anyone who talks about the coronavirus, ” a reporter from Raido Azatlyk revealed, describing the state of life in the country’s capital, Ashgabat. A special group of people will listen to (people’s) conversations in the queue, at the station, on the bus. “
Turkmenistan, with a population of less than 6 million, is bordered by Iran, which is understood to have 44,000 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia.
Despite reports that Turkmenistan has banned the word new coronavirus, the government has taken the traditional approach to the spread of the new coronavirus. Restaurants, gyms, suspensions of sporting events and school holidays were extended for two weeks last week, local media reported.