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An aerial view of ruined structures at the port. (Photo: Haytham El Achkar/Getty Images)
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6 Aug 20
Citizens know that corruption and incompetence created this apocalyptic disaster.
25 Jun 20
Restrictions intended to prevent hoarding have just made matters worse.
An ambulance car in Havana. (Photo: Jorge Rey/Getty Images)
30 Apr 20
Havana blamed sanctions for a derailed delivery of medical supplies. But the story doesn’t stand up.
Opening of a new hospital in Turkmenabat city in July 2018. (Photo: turkmenistan.gov.tm)
17 Apr 20
The regime insists the country is virus-free, but experts warn of an impending crisis.
Tajikistan received humanitarian aid from China. (Photo: khovar.tj)
1 Apr 20
Unlike elsewhere in the world, the authorities have not imposed a quarantine or restricted public events.
Security council session in Kyrgyzstan on coronavirus. (Photo: Kyrgyz President's press service)
29 Mar 20
Parts of the region appear in denial, while elsewhere governments request emergency relief.
A cabinet meeting held to discuss the referendum. (Photo: Press Office of the Government of Armenia)
28 Mar 20
Flagship vote put on back burner while country deals with Covid-19.
Disinfecting public transport vehicles in Yerevan. (Photo: Armenian Government website)
28 Mar 20
Critics claim leadership was too slow to focus on challenge ahead.
An ambulance arrives with a patient to the Infectious Diseases and AIDS Centre. (Photo: Nika Vetsko/IWPR)
10 Mar 20
Kremlin believed to be fuelling social media efforts to stoke paranoia.
Almazbek Atambaev in Koi Tash. (Photo: AKIpress)
11 Aug 19
Experts say arrest only marks a temporary truce in an ongoing power struggle.

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