Azerbaijan managed to contain the vast spread of the coronavirus across the country despite the high prevalence of the infection in the world, Professor on Political Science and Communication at a Paris university Frederick Treffel told Report’s local bureau.
According to the expert, this was possible due to the urgent and effective measures taken in the country.
“To date, the virus has spread to five continents, claiming more than 250,000 lives. The US and European countries are the worst-hit areas as they became aware of the virus and realized the danger late. France considered the virus flu even a month or two. However, Azerbaijan responded appropriately within three days of the detection of the infection. The country shut the borders with Iran, banned public gatherings, closed the schools, and placed up those suspected of having the coronavirus, under quarantine. Thus, Azerbaijan’s rapid response to the epidemic yielded effective results in the fight against the virus,” said the French professor.
The professor said that the agility demonstrated in Azerbaijan about the developments is due to its geographical and geopolitical position.
“Azerbaijan, located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, has always been known as a country open to cosmopolitan and cultural diversity,” the expert stressed.
To date, COVID-19 cases surpassed 3,740,000 globally, resulting in more than 1,247,000 recoveries and over 258,000 deaths.
Azerbaijan has confirmed 2,060 cases and 26 coronavirus-related deaths so far.