ARMENIANS ADVISED TO KISS LESS FREQUENTLY
Oct 30 2009
During today’s press conference, Armenia’s Chief Infectious Diseases
Specialist Ara Asoyan made an official announcement that no cases of
H1N1 have been documented in Armenia.
Asoyan also presented information from the World Health Organization.
According to official sources, there have been 411,000 cases of the
H1N1 flu virus, including 4,500 deaths, recorded worldwide.
Speaking about the situation in Armenia, Asoyan noted that there are
necessary measures in place. However, he appealed to the population
to kiss less frequently, as well as to guard oneself against shaking
This appeal particularly relates to Armenian youth who have a habit
of greeting each other quite affectionately.
A similar appeal was made by Turkey’s health minister recently.
Chief of Hygenic Epidemiological Control Department at the Health
Ministry of Armenia Artavazd Vanyan informed the press that in
the near future, the Health Ministry, in compliance with regional
government structures, will pass examinations in kindergarten and in