On Monday, July 13, the Government of Armenia decided to extend the state of emergency in the country until August 12, amidst the spread of coronavirus.
“We prolong the emergency regime for 30 days, until August 12. The situation remains difficult,” said Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
The head of the Armenian Cabinet of Ministers announced about his intention to prolong the emergency regime on July 4. Pashinyan then noted that that day he personally handed out masks to the population in Yerevan Avan district and found the main problem: people do not believe that their personal behavior will affect the situation.
In June, the Armenian parliament extended the emergency regime in the country until July 13. Before that, the regime, introduced in March, was extended three times.
According to the latest data from Worldometer, 32 151 cases of coronavirus were recorded in Armenia, 573 people died and 19 865 were recovered.