March 13, 2020 / 8:48 AM / a month ago

Armenia shuts educational institutions until March 23 over coronavirus - PM

Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan speaks at a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Friday Armenia would shut educational institutions immediately over coronavirus fears until March 23.

Armenia has recorded six cases of coronavirus, according to the health ministry, but 30 people who have been quarantined since March 1 will be tested again for the virus.

Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan, Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Jon Boyle

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