Armenia extends state of emergency amid pandemic

Armenia extends state of emergency amid pandemic Armenia’s government convened today special session to extend the state of emergency in Armenia for another month, Report says, citing TASS. This will be already the fifth extension. The first state of emergency was declared on March 16.
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August 12, 2020 14:35
Armenia extends state of emergency amid pandemic

Armenia’s government convened today special session to extend the state of emergency in Armenia for another month, Report says, citing TASS.

This will be already the fifth extension. The first state of emergency was declared on March 16.

“We are forced to extend the state of emergency for another time. I hope this will be the last time,” Armenia’s PM Nikol Pashinyan said, adding that this time it will be milder.

Notably, Armenia reported its first coronavirus infection on March 1, in a citizen returning from neighboring Iran, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wrote on Facebook.

The 29-year-old, who arrived in the former Soviet nation on Friday, went to a doctor because he was not feeling well.

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