‘Virus-free’ Turkmenistan to vaccinate foreign athletes


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Fri, 2021-01-22 00:00

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan plans to vaccinate foreign athletes competing in the isolated Central Asian state, one of the few countries in the world yet to declare a coronavirus case, state media said Thursday.

The ex-Soviet nation is set to hold qualifying events for tennis’ Davis Cup and will host the Track Cycling World Championships in October.

President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was shown discussing preparations for the sports events with another official, in a broadcast on a state-owned sports channel.

Turkmenistan says it is ready to vaccinate foreign athletes participating in forthcoming international sports events in the ex-Soviet nation. (Reuters file photo)
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