President Rahmon has kept a low profile, leaving his son to take the lead.
Sceptics say the roundup is a show meant to create the illusion of fighting corruption even as higher-level officials remain untouched.
Russia's equity markets have crashed after oil prices fell by more than 50%. This is the fifth time that has happened and in every previous case the equity market has rallied strongly over the next six months.
The coronavirus is going to do serious economic damage to Russia’s economy and with most of the population locked down for at least a month, and maybe more, the retail sector is in the front line.