Three new cases of coronavirus in Armenia
This brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Armenia to four.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wrote the following on his Facebook page:
“Two of those infected were Armenian citizens (47 and 27 years old), and one was an Italian citizen (51 years old), who works in Armenia.”
The government is now trying to determine who they came into contact with, but preliminary data suggests that the number of people is not very large.
On March 10, two flights from Italy arrived in Armenia – one from Rome and one from Milan. It was reported that all arrivals will be examined at the airport and then sent home to remain in quarantine.
For those Armenian citizens who are still in Italy, a special flight will be booked for March 15.
“The Armenian government, Atlantis European Airways and Armenian International Airports will cover the expenses,” wrote Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan on his Facebook page.
The first case of coronavirus was reported on March 1. The 29-year-old Armenian citizen arrived from Tehran.
The border between the two countries has been closed since February 23, when the first cases were discovered in Iran, to prevent the virus from spreading to Armenia. But it was specifically stipulated that there would be no restrictions on the return of Iranian and Armenian citizens to their homeland.