Azerbaijan to fine quarantine violators, ban entry into capital from regions
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, Azerbaijan has introduced a fine of up to $1200 or a prison sentence of up to three years for violating epidemiological, quarantine and hygienic restrictions.
From March 19 to 29, residents of the regions and vehicles registered in the regions will also be prohibited from entering the territory of Baku and the nearby city of Sumgait. Bus, train and taxi routes running between the capital and the regions will also be shut down. The only vehicles exempt from this restriction are special purpose vehicles, for example, ambulances and trucks carrying food.
There are currently 28 reported cases of infection in Azerbaijan. Six have recovered, and one has died.
Some of the infected came from Italy and Iran. It is unknown where the others caught the virus.
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