March 16, 2020 / 11:22 AM / in 18 days

Armenian government declares state of emergency for one month over coronavirus

MOSCOW, March 16 (Reuters) - The Armenian government on Monday declared a state of emergency from March 16 until April 16 to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

Armenia has reported 30 coronavirus cases so far. One patient has recovered, and more than 300 people remain in quarantine, authorities say.

All educational institutions in the country are shut, while the borders with neighbouring Georgia and Iran are closed. (Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan; Editing by Alexander Marrow and Alex Richardson)

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