COVID-19: Tajikistan's Soccer Season To Kick Off Despite Coronavirus Pandemic.

The global death toll has reached almost 60,000 with over 1.1 million infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here's a roundup of developments in RFE/RL's broadcast countries.

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