ArmInfo.Until the end of spring, Russia will send 3065 test kits for laboratory diagnostics to the CIS countries, each of which allows you to do up to 100 tests for coronavirus, a source close to the operational headquarters told RBC and confirmed a source close to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
In March, Russia has already sent 1376 such test kits to Commonwealth countries, RBC interlocutors noted. Rospotrebnadzor previously reported about sending nearly 100 thousand tests developed by the Vector scientific center.
The representative of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Moscow confirmed to RBC that Russia had indeed sent assistance to the republic, but refused to give the number of sent test kits. Earlier, representatives of the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan reported that about 9 thousand tests would be received from Russia. The information that Russia sent assistance to combat the coronavirus, RBC was confirmed by the representative of the Armenian Embassy. "Armenia sent a request through the Ministry of Health, and Russia provided the necessary number of test systems for laboratory diagnosis of coronavirus free of charge," he said and added that bilateral cooperation in this area continues.
Earlier, Kommersant, citing sources, said that the CIS countries, in particular Belarus, requested assistance from Russia in the fight against coronavirus. So far, test kits have not been sent to Belarus - only protective masks, one of RBC's interlocutors noted. In total, according to him, Minsk requested 10 thousand tests. "This is no more than others," he added.
Of the CIS countries (with the exception of Russia, where 3548 cases of the disease were recorded on April 2), the most serious situation is in Armenia, where 770 cases of the disease and seven deaths were confirmed. In the third and fourth places - Moldova, where 591 cases and six victims, and Kazakhstan - 464 cases of infection, three ended in death. 443 cases confirmed in Azerbaijan, five people died. In Belarus, 351 people became infected, four died. In Uzbekistan, according to official figures, 227 cases of coronavirus infection were registered, two died. In Kyrgyzstan, 130 cases are known; in Tajikistan, no cases of infection have yet been identified.