BREAKING NEWS: Armenia Reports 5th & 6th Coronavirus Deaths, Cases Increases By 92 To 663.

Today, the Republic of Armenia reported its 5th and 6th fatalities from the coronavirus 17 days after declaring a state of emergency to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 68-year-old man and the 78-year-old women both died overnight of the coronavirus at the Nork infectious diseases hospital, adding that both suffered from other pre-existing medical conditions, per Alina Nikoghosyan, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health.

The 68-year-old man suffered from multiple pre-existing medical conditions such as bilateral pneumonia, ischemic heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The 78-year-old women suffered from multiple pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, arterial hypertension, bilateral polysynthetic pneumonia, and developed blood coagulation disorders, which in turn made the treatment difficult. The woman was not a citizen of the Republic of Armenia.

The Republic of Armenia has confirmed 92 new coronavirus cases, on Thursday, April 2, now standing at 663, per Armenia’s Ministry of Health. Today, Torosyan announced that 2 more patients have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the total to 33 recoveries.

Out of the 663 total cases, 33 people recovered and 4 patient with underlying health conditions died. The remaining 626 are active cases, per Alina Nikoghosyan, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health. To date, 2,940 negative coronavirus tests have been conducted in Armenia, added Nikoghosyan.

Five prison guards at the Vardashen Correctional Facility of Yerevan have tested positive for the coronavirus, per the Ministry of Justice of Armenia. According to the report, the infected guards are members of the external security team of the facility and do not have any contact with the inmates. 28 employees of the prison have been quarantined pending test results.

To date, Armenian Police issued 4,842 administrative offenses (2,581 in Yerevan) to citizens for violating the self-quarantine rules imposed to contain the coronavirus, per the Press Service for the Police.

The Police of Armenia urge citizens to strictly limit exit from their homes and leave home only if it is extremely necessary. Drivers are urged to move only one passenger, in observance of the requirements set under the decision of the Commandant.

The nationwide one-week lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus has been extended for at another 10 days, per PM Pashinyan (Facebook). “Analyzing the situation around coronavirus today, we have come to a conclusion that the heightened restrictions have to be extended for at least 10 days. Such a decision stems from the increasing number of confirmed coronavirus cases,” he said.

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