ArmInfo.A number of steps have been taken to Prevention, a working group was created led by the Deputy Prime Minister Armenia Tigran Avinyan, who is constantly in touch with responsible structures of the healthcare system of Iran.
Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan stated this in an interview with reporters on February February, speaking about the prevention of coronavirus in Yerevan.
He noted that inside Armenia also steps are being taken in this direction. "As you know, a decision was made related to the border with Iran, there are certain restrictions. As for the remaining issues, all departments in Armenia and abroad are connected online. In case of danger, we will take appropriate measures" - emphasized Grigoryan.
When asked if there could be a decision to close the border with Georgia, in which the case of the emergence of a coronavirus had already been recorded, the Security Council Secretary noted: "This issue is not discussed at the moment. Our relevant departments are in touch with regard to the situation in Georgia. All questions are being discussed. We will make decisions on the situation, "he stressed. Note that coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world. On the eve of the Armenian Foreign Ministry issued a statement in which it urged its citizens to refuse trips to China, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Italy in connection with the acute epidemiological situation associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) in these countries.
Recall that for the same reason, Armenia suspended air and land communications with Iran for two weeks. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), on Wednesday, February 26, a total of 80,980 people in the world were infected with coronavirus, which spread from China. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhan Ghebreyesus said the sharp increase in cases of disease outside of China "raises serious concerns." In Iran, 139 cases of illness and 19 deaths have been officially confirmed, but the true extent of spread in this country can be much wider. Iran's Deputy Minister of Health Iraj Harirchi, who had previously denied that the authorities were hiding the true extent of the disease, confirmed that he had discovered the virus. In South Korea, according to data on Wednesday, 1261 people became infected with coronavirus, 11 of them died. This country has the most cases of disease outside of China. Many supporters of the apocalyptic sect "Shinjongji Temple of the Tabernacle of Testimony" were infected there - its followers believe that its founder is the embodiment of the Second Coming of Christ to Earth. Authorities check for the presence of the virus all 215 thousand members of this sect.