March 25, 2020 / 3:10 PM / 6 days ago

Azerbaijan extends holidays till April 4 - government

BAKU, March 25 (Reuters) - Azerbaijan has extended holidays related to its traditional Nowruz celebrations till April 4 from a previous end date of March 29 due to the coronavirus outbreak, the government said.

The ex-Soviet country, which began the Nowruz celebrations on March 20, reported its second death from coronavirus on Wednesday and registered 93 cases. (Reporting by Nailia Bagirova; writing by Margarita Antidze; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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