ArmInfo. The upcoming four days of holidays are dangerous from the point of view of COVID-19. Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia Arayik Harutyunyan announced this at the government meeting on May 27.
The Minister informed that, despite the call to educational institutions not to hold events in connection with the end of the school year, we have received alarming signals. Harutyunyan noted that the control work in this direction will be continued, recalling that earlier the ministry promised to conduct the Farewell Bell to stabilize the situation with coronavirus. Another danger lies in pilgrimage places, where, according to numerous reports, large throngs of people are recorded. In this regard, the Minister urged the Police to exercise control at the most popular cultural and architectural monuments.
For his part, the head of the Bureau for the Coordination of Inspection Bodies Artur Asoyan said that over the past week, due to the violation of anti-epidemiological rules, 87 catering facilities were suspended for 24 hours and, and it is expected, that Commandant's Office today will made a similar decision in respect of another 12 ones. In addition, for the indicated period, the work of 290 business entities that also violated safety rules was stopped for 24 hours. Asoyan informed that special attention during monitoring will be given to places of mass congestion of citizens - manufacturing enterprises, banks and shops. As for kindergartens, none of them has yet been closed due to violations, but their attendance is extremely low - only 8.3%.
Chief of the RA Police, Arman Sargsyan, pointed out that over the past week, for violation of anti- epidemiological rules, 966 protocols on administrative offenses were drawn up, of which 240 - for the absence of masks, 657 - for violation of security measures in public transport and taxi. Today, checkpoints have been installed on interregional roads to strengthen control over citizens' compliance with COVID-19 safety rules.
RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan also said that since yesterday in the administrative districts, relevant raids have been carried out to identify violators of anti-epidemiological measures. In total, 7774 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the republic, 3255 people recovered, 98 died. Currently, 4377 patients are receiving treatment.