It’s Now Illegal to Say ‘Coronavirus’ In Turkmenistan

Plainclothes officers in the central Asian country are arresting people who wear face masks or discuss the pandemic.

written by
Rajvi Desai
Apr 2, 2020
'coronavirus' banned in Turkmenistan
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AuthorRajvi Desai

Rajvi Desai is The Swaddle's Culture Editor. After graduating from NYU as a Journalism and Politics major, she covered breaking news and politics in New York City, and dabbled in design and entertainment journalism. Back in the homeland, she's interested in tackling beauty, sports, politics and human rights in her gender-focused writing, while also co-managing The Swaddle Team's podcast, Respectfully Disagree.