ArmInfo. Armenia Airways reports that within the framework of the government's efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus, it has decided to impose restrictions on flights to Iran.
"We inform you that this week we will carry out flights on Wednesday and Friday. With these two flights, Iranian citizens will be able to fly from Armenia to their homeland, and Armenian citizens and people who have a residence permit in Armenia will be able to return to Armenia. We hope for your understanding. We'll inform about the next flights later, "the airline message said.
To recall, due to the threat of the spread of the coronavirus, Armenia partially closed the border with Iran for two weeks. The decision was made on the basis of Article 16 of the Law "On the State Border", which concerns the temporary suspension of communication across the state border during the spread of acute diseases. In particular, flights to Iran and visits to Armenia through the Meghri checkpoint are suspended.
To note, Turkey and Georgia have already closed the border with Iran. As of February 25, in the world, with the exception of Mainland China, the number of Covid-19 infected with the coronavirus reached 2.438 thousand, having increased by 234 detected cases per day, the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post reported. According to newspaper, the number of coronavirus victims increased during the day from 26 to 37 people: 12 people died in Iran, nine in South Korea, seven in Italy, four in Japan, two in Hong Kong, and one death was recorded in France in Taiwan and the Philippines. Most patients - 893 - were identified in South Korea, in Japan - 838, of which more than 630 were passengers and members of the Diamond Princess quarantined crew in Yokohama. In Italy, there are 229 patients, in Singapore - 90, in Hong Kong - 81, Iran - 47, Thailand and the USA - 35 each, in Taiwan - 28, in Australia - 23, in Malaysia - 22, Germany and Vietnam - 16 each, The United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom - 13 each, in France - 12, in Macau and Canada - 10 each. Less than 10 cases of the disease were recorded in the Philippines, India, Kuwait, Spain, Oman, Russia, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Belgium, Cambodia, Egypt, Finland , Israel, Lebanon, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sweden.