.Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
The dog was presented with an awards for its service. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Turkmenistan celebrated a new national holiday dedicated to the Alaby, a native variety of shepherd dog
  • The dog was honoured with an awards ceremony for its service
  • President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov respected the breed as a symbol of national heritage

Turkmenistan adopted basic measures to fight the virus in July. (Photo credit: Twitter/@Berdimuhamedov)

  • Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has directed scientists to study the plant's supposed benefits
  • He recommended his people to ‘systematically’ burn wild rue in March to fight the virus
  • He has always focussed on boosting his country’s flora and fauna.

.Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan insists it hasn't recorded a single case of COVID-19. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • In Turkmenistan, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a boom in the herb, wild rue
  • Its Turkmen name translates as 'medicine for a hundred illnesses'
  • President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has ordered wild rue burning on a "systematic level"