Government troops are rumoured to have been dispatched to quell the trouble.
Slowdown in new cases in Eastern Europe, while lockdowns already being lifted in Central and Southeast Europe.
Governments that failed to rise to the crisis — through denial, dismissing the dangers or simply incompetence, resulting in unnecessary deaths and economic hardship — should fear their day of reckoning.
President Rahmon has kept a low profile, leaving his son to take the lead.
The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise by thousands daily in Russia, which now has one of the fastest growing outbreaks of the deadly virus in the world.