ArmInfo. Chief of the General Staff of Armenia Artak Davtyan addressed to parents of conscripted soldiers.
Thus, according to the RA Ministry of Defense, Davtyan message, in particular, states:"Dear compatriots, the outbreak of a new type of coronavirus is expanding its borders every day, including in Armenia. Faced with the serious threat of coronavirus Armenian authorities announced a state of emergency in order to prevent the wide spread of infection, and its negative impact on the country's economy.
The military personnel is the highest value for the RA Armed Forces, and everything possible is done to refrain them from health problems. In this situation, and in order to prevent the penetration of the virus into the army, I turn to you: for no good reason, do not interfere in the large-scale activities and ongoing measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus that are undertaken by the command of the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Healtcare and other government agencies; with understanding that soldiers are not granted leave, since these steps are aimed at the maximum exclusion of soldiers from contact with civilians, possible carriers of the virus; avoid sending military personnel food, hygiene and other means.
Moreover, during telephone conversations, if someone from your family or friends fell ill with the virus, do not inform the servicemen about it so as not to spread panic among them. By showing maximum restraint and caution, you will give your sons the opportunity to steadily fulfill the tasks assigned to them. I am convinced that thanks to our joint work and mutual understanding, we will be able to overcome this challenge.