Two more patients recover from novel coronavirus in Armenia

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 12:19, 2 April, 2020

YEREVAN, APRIL 2, ARMENPRESS. 2 more patients in Armenia have tested negative for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and were discharged from hospital, Healthcare Minister Arsen Torosyan said during today’s Cabinet meeting.

The minister added that the total number of recovered people has reached 33.

Torosyan said so far 350 people ended their quarantine period.

In his turn Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan urged citizens not to treat coronavirus so calmly. “In the beginning we managed to stop the panic. It’s good that there is a common calmness in the country, but at the same time it’s dangerous from epidemic perspective”, the PM said, adding: “Dear compatriots, please do not react to this issue so calmly”.

According to the latest data, the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Armenia has reached 663. 4 death cases have been registered so far. 2490 people tested negative for the virus. The number of active cases is 626.

In late December 2019, Chinese authorities notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, central China. WHO declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a global pandemic and named the virus COVID-19. 

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan




Two more patients recover from novel coronavirus in Armenia

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 12:19, 2 April, 2020

YEREVAN, APRIL 2, ARMENPRESS. 2 more patients in Armenia have tested negative for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and were discharged from hospital, Healthcare Minister Arsen Torosyan said during today’s Cabinet meeting.

The minister added that the total number of recovered people has reached 33.

Torosyan said so far 350 people ended their quarantine period.

In his turn Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan urged citizens not to treat coronavirus so calmly. “In the beginning we managed to stop the panic. It’s good that there is a common calmness in the country, but at the same time it’s dangerous from epidemic perspective”, the PM said, adding: “Dear compatriots, please do not react to this issue so calmly”.

According to the latest data, the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Armenia has reached 663. 4 death cases have been registered so far. 2490 people tested negative for the virus. The number of active cases is 626.

In late December 2019, Chinese authorities notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, central China. WHO declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a global pandemic and named the virus COVID-19. 

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan




Armenia designates biggest hospital as coronavirus-only, involves more medical facilities

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 12:02, 2 April, 2020

YEREVAN, APRIL 2, ARMENPRESS. Amid the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country, Armenian healthcare authorities are designating more hospitals for treating only COVID-19 patients.

Minister of Healthcare Arsen Torosyan said at the Cabinet meeting that besides the Nork Infectious Diseases Hospital of Yerevan, six other medical facilities have been designated to receive coronavirus patients only. The medical facilites are – the Orthopedics Insitute, the Police Hospital, the maternity ward of the Holy Mother of God Medical Center, the Medical Center of Artashat, the Vanadzor Infectious Diseases Hospital and a separate building of the Kapan Medical Center.

In addition, he said that given the growing numbers of infections they have decided to designate Armenia’s largest hospital – the St. Gregory the Ilumniator Medical Center of Yerevan – as a coronavirus-only hospital. Torosyan said other patients will be transported to other medical facilities.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan




Armenia designates biggest hospital as coronavirus-only, involves more medical facilities

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 12:02, 2 April, 2020

YEREVAN, APRIL 2, ARMENPRESS. Amid the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country, Armenian healthcare authorities are designating more hospitals for treating only COVID-19 patients.

Minister of Healthcare Arsen Torosyan said at the Cabinet meeting that besides the Nork Infectious Diseases Hospital of Yerevan, six other medical facilities have been designated to receive coronavirus patients only. The medical facilites are – the Orthopedics Insitute, the Police Hospital, the maternity ward of the Holy Mother of God Medical Center, the Medical Center of Artashat, the Vanadzor Infectious Diseases Hospital and a separate building of the Kapan Medical Center.

In addition, he said that given the growing numbers of infections they have decided to designate Armenia’s largest hospital – the St. Gregory the Ilumniator Medical Center of Yerevan – as a coronavirus-only hospital. Torosyan said other patients will be transported to other medical facilities.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan




Pashinyan praises “high-quality” Artsakh elections

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 11:50, 2 April, 2020

YEREVAN, APRIL 2, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has congratulated everyone on the occasion of the general elections in Artsakh.

The PM said the polls were “high quality”, citing the official results.

“For the record, one of the candidates – Arayik Harutyunyan- was only few hundred votes short according to preliminary results in order for the presidential elections to be completed at the first round. This fact speaks volumes. The unprecedented large number of candidates running for president and parliament also speaks volumes. The fact that the first and second runner-up in the parliamentary polls were opposition parties, and not ruling ones, also speaks volumes,” the PM said.

Artsakh will hold a second round of presidential election on April 14th because none of the candidates garnered more than 50% of votes in the first round.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan




Pashinyan praises “high-quality” Artsakh elections

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 11:50, 2 April, 2020

YEREVAN, APRIL 2, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has congratulated everyone on the occasion of the general elections in Artsakh.

The PM said the polls were “high quality”, citing the official results.

“For the record, one of the candidates – Arayik Harutyunyan- was only few hundred votes short according to preliminary results in order for the presidential elections to be completed at the first round. This fact speaks volumes. The unprecedented large number of candidates running for president and parliament also speaks volumes. The fact that the first and second runner-up in the parliamentary polls were opposition parties, and not ruling ones, also speaks volumes,” the PM said.

Artsakh will hold a second round of presidential election on April 14th because none of the candidates garnered more than 50% of votes in the first round.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan




9 hospitals totally involved in fight against COVID-19 in Armenia

 

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 13:08, 2 April, 2020

YEREVAN, APRIL 2, ARMENPRESS. 9 medical centers in Armenia are completely involved in the fight against the novel coronavirus. 16 hotels accepted infected patients with mild symptoms, as well as direct contacts, Healthcare Minister Arsen Torosyan said at a press conference.

“Within the frames of the anti-coronavirus fight our citizens, who tested positive for the virus, but have mild symptoms, are currently in 16 hotels and guesthouses, and the rest are direct contacts of the infected people. Each hotel supposes to have a respective staff, such as epidemiologist, doctor, specialists dealing with supplies, and the system is expanding very quickly as if in the state of war when new capacities are mobilized to resist the enemy. In our case such resources are being mobilized. 9 hospitals are already completely involved in the fight against the disease. The largest one is the St. Gregory the Illuminator hospital which is going to take the greatest burden starting tomorrow”, Torosyan said.

According to the latest data, the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Armenia has reached 663. 4 death cases have been registered so far. 33 patients have recovered. 2490 people tested negative for the virus. The number of active cases is 626.

On March 16 Armenia declared a 30-day state of emergency to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. The state of emergency is effective until April 14, 17:00.

In late December 2019, Chinese authorities notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, central China. WHO declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a global pandemic and named the virus COVID-19. Cases of coronavirus were confirmed in more than 200 countries.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan




9 hospitals totally involved in fight against COVID-19 in Armenia

 

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 13:08, 2 April, 2020

YEREVAN, APRIL 2, ARMENPRESS. 9 medical centers in Armenia are completely involved in the fight against the novel coronavirus. 16 hotels accepted infected patients with mild symptoms, as well as direct contacts, Healthcare Minister Arsen Torosyan said at a press conference.

“Within the frames of the anti-coronavirus fight our citizens, who tested positive for the virus, but have mild symptoms, are currently in 16 hotels and guesthouses, and the rest are direct contacts of the infected people. Each hotel supposes to have a respective staff, such as epidemiologist, doctor, specialists dealing with supplies, and the system is expanding very quickly as if in the state of war when new capacities are mobilized to resist the enemy. In our case such resources are being mobilized. 9 hospitals are already completely involved in the fight against the disease. The largest one is the St. Gregory the Illuminator hospital which is going to take the greatest burden starting tomorrow”, Torosyan said.

According to the latest data, the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Armenia has reached 663. 4 death cases have been registered so far. 33 patients have recovered. 2490 people tested negative for the virus. The number of active cases is 626.

On March 16 Armenia declared a 30-day state of emergency to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. The state of emergency is effective until April 14, 17:00.

In late December 2019, Chinese authorities notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, central China. WHO declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a global pandemic and named the virus COVID-19. Cases of coronavirus were confirmed in more than 200 countries.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan




Armenian student studying in China sure country overcomes COVID-19 through quarantine

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 13:16, 2 April, 2020

YEREVAN, APRIL 2, ARMENPRESS. Esmeralda Dallakyan, who currently lives in China and studies at the Tsinghua University, is more than confident that Chinese people manage to overcome the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) thanks to self-quarantine.

The Armenian student introduced the current situation in China to ARMENPRESS and informed that students currently are under quarantine and only go out in extreme cases.

“When the virus outbreak started, we were only allowed to go out for buying some food, but the restrictions were further tightened due to the increase in the number of confirmed cases. We were not allowed to go outside, cafes were banning two or more people sitting together, the social distance was mandatory. Disinfection works are carried out everywhere several times a day, all are wearing face masks. Going out from the room without a mask is not allowed. I am more than confident that here people manage to overcome the virus firstly with the self-isolation. We even didn’t contact with our classmates for weeks”, she said.

The student said the situation in Beijing is gradually improving as cafes, restaurants start their operations, and almost no cases of the disease are being reported in the city.

Esmeralda Dallakyan says when the disease started spreading she got sick, but not due to the coronavirus. However, she was locked in the room and was not allowed to go outside for a week. “The specialists were trying to understand what kind of a virus it was. I didn’t tell my family about my situation in order not to get them worry. My friends were also not here, I felt very alone. One day we received a call from the Armenian Embassy in China to get information whether we have received a scholarship or not, whether we have financial difficulties or not. I told them that I got sick. And every day they were calling me and asking how I feel. I would really go crazy alone if there wasn’t their attention and support. No matter how mature you are and made a decision to study abroad, in such situations you feel very lonely, but it turns out your home country stands by you. Armenia’s Ambassador to China Sergey Manasaryan personally telephoned me. He was holding phone talks with the local Armenians, giving respective advice and support. I am very grateful to him and the Embassy’s whole staff for supporting us”, the student said.

Esmeralda, together with her Armenian, Chinese and other foreign classmates, is under quarantine till now.

“Being in isolation in a foreign country is twice as difficult, but it is the only way to fight the novel coronavirus. Will, strength for several weeks and everything will end”, she said, urging all her compatriots in Armenia to stay at home.

In late December 2019, Chinese authorities notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, central China. WHO declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a global pandemic and named the virus COVID-19. Cases of coronavirus were confirmed in more than 200 countries.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan




Armenian student studying in China sure country overcomes COVID-19 through quarantine

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 13:16, 2 April, 2020

YEREVAN, APRIL 2, ARMENPRESS. Esmeralda Dallakyan, who currently lives in China and studies at the Tsinghua University, is more than confident that Chinese people manage to overcome the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) thanks to self-quarantine.

The Armenian student introduced the current situation in China to ARMENPRESS and informed that students currently are under quarantine and only go out in extreme cases.

“When the virus outbreak started, we were only allowed to go out for buying some food, but the restrictions were further tightened due to the increase in the number of confirmed cases. We were not allowed to go outside, cafes were banning two or more people sitting together, the social distance was mandatory. Disinfection works are carried out everywhere several times a day, all are wearing face masks. Going out from the room without a mask is not allowed. I am more than confident that here people manage to overcome the virus firstly with the self-isolation. We even didn’t contact with our classmates for weeks”, she said.

The student said the situation in Beijing is gradually improving as cafes, restaurants start their operations, and almost no cases of the disease are being reported in the city.

Esmeralda Dallakyan says when the disease started spreading she got sick, but not due to the coronavirus. However, she was locked in the room and was not allowed to go outside for a week. “The specialists were trying to understand what kind of a virus it was. I didn’t tell my family about my situation in order not to get them worry. My friends were also not here, I felt very alone. One day we received a call from the Armenian Embassy in China to get information whether we have received a scholarship or not, whether we have financial difficulties or not. I told them that I got sick. And every day they were calling me and asking how I feel. I would really go crazy alone if there wasn’t their attention and support. No matter how mature you are and made a decision to study abroad, in such situations you feel very lonely, but it turns out your home country stands by you. Armenia’s Ambassador to China Sergey Manasaryan personally telephoned me. He was holding phone talks with the local Armenians, giving respective advice and support. I am very grateful to him and the Embassy’s whole staff for supporting us”, the student said.

Esmeralda, together with her Armenian, Chinese and other foreign classmates, is under quarantine till now.

“Being in isolation in a foreign country is twice as difficult, but it is the only way to fight the novel coronavirus. Will, strength for several weeks and everything will end”, she said, urging all her compatriots in Armenia to stay at home.

In late December 2019, Chinese authorities notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, central China. WHO declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a global pandemic and named the virus COVID-19. Cases of coronavirus were confirmed in more than 200 countries.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan