Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reported that the talk of the coronavirus and wearing masks in public places is prohibited by the Turkmenistan administration.
More than 200 countries around the world are struggling with coronavirus. Many countries use different methods, including quarantine, to combat coronavirus. Probably the most useless method to combat coronavirus came from Turkmenistan. It is forbidden to talk about coronavirus in the country.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, who has been the President of Turkmenistan since 2007, is known worldwide for many strict management practices. Berdymukhamedov, who was considered a dictator in the west, finally forbade talking about the coronavirus and wearing a mask.
According to the statement made by the Journalists Without Borders (RSF), the word “coronavirus” was banned in Turkmenistan. RSF announced that the word coronavirus was extracted from the brochure of viral diseases distributed by the Ministry of Health of Turkmenistan to schools, hospitals and workplaces.
A reporter from Azatlyk Radio, which continues broadcasting in Turkmenistan, said it is strictly forbidden to talk about the coronavirus. The reporter said that people were resting at bus stops and shops, and people talking about the coronavirus were detained.
While the Turkmenistan administration prohibits the public from talking about the coronavirus, it also tries to prevent the epidemic from spreading to the country through some daily measures. Because when the World Health Organization’s coronavirus information page is checked, it is seen that there are no coronavirus cases in Turkmenistan. However, independent sources in Turkmenistan report that there are cases of coronavirus in the country.