Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan addresses the nation about the Coronavirus pandemic.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan reaffirmed his government’s plans to gradually reopen more sectors of Armenia’s economy, again insisting that the coronavirus epidemic in the country is “manageable.”

Pashinyan cautioned, however, that the “return to normal life” will be conditional on employers and other Armenians taking necessary precautions against the highly contagious virus.
“As long as a vaccine has not been developed, coronavirus will not disappear and we will have infected people,” he said in a televised address to the nation. “Accordingly, our strategic objective is as follows: to make sure that the number of infected people is as small as possible and bearable for the healthcare system.”

“On the other hand, we cannot be endlessly locked down and live in an endless quarantine or state of emergency,” he went on. “Therefore, our strategic objective is to live parallel to coronavirus or alongside it, if necessary.

“I love you all; I am proud of you all and bow to all of you. Please know that all your pains and sorrows are engraved in my heart, all your needs are in my thoughts, all your dreams are in my soul. Together, we will overcome this crisis and come out of it stronger and more confident,” he added.

And therefore Long live freedom! Long live the Republic of Armenia, Long live the Republic of Artsakh, Long live we and our children, for they live and will live in a free and happy Armenia. Dear people, ahead with high spirits!”

The full text of the PM Pashinyan’s national address can be found here.


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