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Monday 1 June 2020

Armenian Prime Minister Contracted COVID-19

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YEREVAN (TASS) — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his family members have contracted the new coronavirus, he told an online broadcast on his Facebook page on Monday.

The Armenian Prime Minister said:

I have passed a test for the coronavirus. Unfortunately […] I have a coronavirus infection. After that my family members were also tested and unfortunately they also have the infection. We don’t have any symptoms, the temperature is normal. Now all of us have been self-isolated, I will be working from home. There are all conveniences here.

Nikol Pashinyan
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan
Mikhail Metzel / TASS)

According to Pashinyan, he most likely contracted COVID-19 during a working meeting. “Since I observed all safety rules I hope that I have not infected other members of the government. All of us have to comply with epidemiological rules of safety — to wear masks, observe social distance and often wash hands”, he stressed.

Armenia is facing a challenging situation with the coronavirus. In the last day, 355 new cases were registered in the country while 69 patients have recovered. The total number of recoveries has reached 3,386, whereas 9,282 people have contracted the virus. A total of 131 persons have died since the beginning of the pandemic. On 29 May, the Prime Minister announced that Armenia overtook Iran and France in terms of the number of cases/mln people and was approaching the Italian scenario.

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