ArmInfo. About 1000 citizens in isolated quarantine zones have coronavirus. RA Minister of Healthcare Arsen Torosyan announced this during online discussions orgnized by the Public Council on May 22.
The Minister positively assessed the policy pursued by the authorities to isolate citizens in quarantine zones, noting that this helped to prevent an even greater spread of the disease from potential virus carriers. Meanwhile, the maintenance of this category of citizens in hotel conditions required large resources, and the continuation of the isolation strategy at this stage becomes impossible. Thus, Armenia switches to a strategy of self-isolation of citizens, and all available tools will be used to monitor compliance with this regime. This, as the Minister noted, will allow keeping the epidemiological situation under maximum control. Meanwhile, Torosyan acknowledged that changing the strategy of isolating citizens to a strategy of self-isolation would put a strain on the health system.
To recall, earlier it was reported that in connection with this, primary care workers who will monitor the health status of self-isolated citizens organize online special courses for patients with coronavirus online. Given the current lack of vaccines and drugs from COVID-19, Torosyan noted that we must be prepared for a long-term fight against the virus.