YEREVAN, MARCH 17, ARMENPRESS. 12 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus brought the total number of infected in Armenia to 64 on March 17.
“On March 17, as of 12:00, 12 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed by tests,” Healthcare Ministry spokesperson Alina Nikoghosyan said at a news conference. She said half of the new cases are contacts of the resident of Vagharshapat (Etchmiatsin), while the other half are contacts of a case in Yerevan from a manufacturing plant. “They were under quarantine from the beginning. Altogether, at this moment we have 64 confirmed cases, 1 of whom has recovered,” Nikoghosyan said.
On March 16th, Armenia declared a nationwide state of emergency until April 14th to tackle the coronavirus situation.
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan