March 17, 2020 / 2:18 PM / 11 days ago

Armenia bans entry of 16 countries' citizens over coronavirus - deputy PM

An employee wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant inside a subway train, as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Yerevan, Armenia March 17, 2020. Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure via REUTERS

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenia on Tuesday banned the arrival of citizens from 16 European and Asian countries, including its neighbour Iran, due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan said.

Armenia has reported 64 confirmed cases of the virus so far, with one person having recovered.

Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Alex Richardson

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