Team of specialists from Russian armed forces arrives in Armenia to assist in struggle against COVID 19 | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

31 May,


Team of specialists from Russian armed forces arrives in Armenia to assist in struggle against COVID 19

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A team of specialists from the Russian Armed Forces arrived in Armenia to assist in the struggle against COVID 19, EDNews reports citing Arka.am

"As part of the bilateral interaction of the armed forces of Armenia and Russia, in accordance with  the agreements reached between the ministers of the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation David Tonoyan and Sergey Shoigu, a team of specialists of the Russian Armed Forces arrived in Armenia to organize anti-epidemic measures and prevent the spread of a new type of coronavirus as well as transfer practical knowledge ", Shushan Stepanyan, spokeswoman for the Armenian defense ministry, reported on her Facebook page.

She said that a mobile laboratory for conducting a COVID-19 infection study and a sampling system had also been delivered. "These systems, run by the ministry of defense, will allow conducting research in the Armenian armed forces and the contingent of the 102nd Russian military base deployed in Armenia," said Stepanyan.

The spokesperson also said that studies conducted in target groups will greatly contribute to the organization of preventive measures and will significantly increase the effectiveness of anti-epidemic actions.

A state of emergency in order to suppress the spread of coronavirus operates in Armenia from March 16 to April 14. Restrictions on free movement and certain types of economic activity in Armenia in a state of emergency (initially imposed for the period from March 24 to March 31) were extended until April 12 inclusive.

As of April 7, 853 confirmed cases of coronavirus were recorded in Armenia, 87 patients were cured, eight people died.

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