Kyrgyzstan gov’t faces backlash over doctor’s ‘forced confession’

Why a doctor in Kyrgyzstan retracted his criticism of low-quality protective masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The government in Kyrgyzstan is facing a backlash for forcing doctors to apologise after complaining that they do not have enough personal protective equipment.

Medical staff account for a quarter of new infections there.


Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker reports.