Health 12:48 25/05/2020 Armenia

Gegharkunik governor’s spokesperson reveals reason for putting Sevan on lockdown

Sevan community of Armenia’s Gegharkunik Province has been placed under lockdown due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in the area, Gegharkunik governor's  spokeswoman Liana Hovhannisyan told Panorama.am.

As reported earlier, by the decision of Deputy Prime Minister, Commandant Tigran Avinyan the entry into and exit from Sevan have been banned from May 25 to June 3 in a bid to curb the spread of the disease, with the exception of transportation of essentials, including food, medicine and fuel.

Sevan residents are allowed to return to their homes until May 25, 1pm.

"There is a large number of infections in the town of Sevan. In Sevan alone, 80 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, and overall, there are 150 infected people in Sevan community,” she said.

The spokesperson stressed that 46 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the province in the past two days, 24 of which were reported in Sevan town alone.

According to the fresh figures, Gegharkunik Province has reported a total of 369 coronavirus cases, with 161 recoveries and 5 deaths.



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