Quarantine in Azerbaijan to be extended for another month
Coronavirus-induced quarantine in Azerbaijan has been extended for another month, until September 1, 2021. On top of that, public transport will not operate on weekends until September. Vaccination of the population is in full motion in the country.
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Public transport will not operate on weekends
Covid-19 induced quarantine was first implemented in Azerbaijan in March 2020 and has now been extended until September 1, 2021. This decision was made by the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus under the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan.
Public transport will also not be operating on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) each week until September. This rule was first introduced in December 2020 and continues to this day. Buses and metro also do not work during holidays.
The dynamics of cases of infection with COVID-19 infection in Azerbaijan and other countries of the South Caucasus can be found here.
Vaccination in Azerbaijan
Four types of coronavirus vaccines are now available in Azerbaijan and the China-produced Sinovac vaccine is being used in large quantities in all medical institutions of the country.
Citizens can also choose to get vaccinated with Sputnik V (Russia), Pfizer (Germany) and AstraZeneca (Anglo-Swedish), however, in order to do this. one will need to contact private clinics. Vaccination is free of charge, regardless of the type of vaccine and the status of the medical institution.
On the morning of July 22, 2021, 2.6 million people received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Azerbaijan, and 1.8 million received the second.
Considering that only the adult population over 18 is vaccinated, it is logical for the statistics of vaccinated to be guided by the number of voters in Azerbaijan. Of the 10 million people in the total population of the country, 5.5 million are considered eligible, i.e. they are over 18 years old.
Thus, to date, 47.2% of the country’s adult population has been vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine and 32.7% with both doses.