TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbekistan is locking down the cities of Namangan and Andijan to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the two cities' municipal authorities said on Thursday.

Uzbekistan, which has already locked down its capital Tashkent, has reported 65 cases of the disease, including some in the densely populated Fergana valley where Namangan and Andijan are located.

(Reporting by Mukhammadsharif Mamatkulov; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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