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Turkmenistan Has Banned Use Of The Word 'Coronavirus'

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Turkmenistan Has Banned Use Of The Word 'Coronavirus'

NPR - Joanna Kakissis

The Central Asian country of Turkmenistan claims it has no coronavirus cases. But if you happen to utter the word "coronavirus" while waiting, say, for the bus in the white-marbled capital Ashgabat, there's a good chance you'll be arrested. That's because the Turkmen government, run since 2006 by …

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