Assistance From Serbia
President Armen Sargsyan’s office informs that an Air Serbia charter flight carrying medical supplies and equipment from Serbia has landed in Armenia and a second plane is expected to arrive tomorrow. The assistance was arranged following communication between President Sargsyan and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vučić.
Serbia provided Armenia with ten artificial respirators, ten monitors tracking the patient’s condition, 500,000 surgical and 100,000 other masks, 25,000 goggles, 25,000 medical protective overalls and other necessary items.
Public Awareness Campaign
The Armenian Unified Infocenter reported that about 1500 volunteers of the Armenian Red Cross in collaboration with the Prime Minister’s office have started a countrywide public awareness campaign. The volunteers are handing out anti-pandemic information pamphlets and also face masks when necessary.
The Armenian Unified Infocenter reported that on June 18, about one hundred shops, restaurants, bakeries and other enterprises across the country have been fined with 24 hour closure due to violations of safety measures set by the Special Commission.
The Situation in Artsakh
According to Artsakh’s Health Ministry, a new COVID-19 infection hub has been identified in the region of Martakert. Three new cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Artsakh; two of the new patients are from the same community in the Martakert region, one is from the Hadrut region and is among the contacts of a previously registered patient.
Artsakh has registered a total of 94 COVID-19 cases, with 56 recoveries. To date, 1,520 tests have been conducted.
By the decision of the Warden of the Special Commission of Artsakh Grigor Martirosyan, the communities of Chapar and Getavan in the Martakert region will come under lockdown starting June 19, with no end date mentioned in the decision.
The Yerevan Municipality, following discussions with the Special Commission, has decided that starting June 22, only one or two public kindergartens in each administrative district of Yerevan will be allowed to operate. Children going to other kindergartens will be transferred to the one’s operating.
Kentron administrative district N1
Arabkir, N 25, N 31
Ajapnyak, N47, N 50
Davtashen, N 60, N 62
Erebuni N 64, N 66
Malatia-Sebastia, N 91, N 96
Nor-Nork, N 100, N 114
Nubarashen, N 125
Shengavit, N 126, N139
Update on Number of Cases
The Ministry of Health reported 665 new cases of COVID-19 and 746 recoveries, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 18,698, of which 10,728 are active cases and 7,560 have already recovered. Seven COVID-19 patients (the youngest aged 62 and the oldest 85), who all had pre-existing health conditions, died bringing the total number of deaths to 309. Two other patients with COVID-19 also died, but the virus was not the cause of death; 101 such cases have been reported. To date, 89,992 tests have been conducted, of which 2,392 were in the last 24 hours.