The Armenian authorities have put the town of Sevan under lockdown until June 3 because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan, who is in charge of enforcing the coronavirus-related state of emergency measures, has ordered restrictions on movement in and out of the town, with the exception allowed for the transportation of essential goods such as food, medicine and fuel.
Residents of Sevan had until 13.00 on Monday (May 25) to return to their homes.
Avinyan ordered the National Security Service and Police to enforce the lockdown and set up checkpoints around the town.
Restrictions on businesses activities are also in force in Sevan. The lockdown will be in force until 23.59 on June 3.
On Monday, the Armenian government also announced the number of cases of the covid-19 virus in the country. 452 new cases were reported in the previous day, bringing the total number of infected people to 7,113, the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention said.
At the moment, the number of active cases is 3,842.
6 more people have died, bringing the total number to 87.
source; commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Sevan (archive picture)
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