Armenian government allocates 29.9 billion drams as support to individuals and families

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YEREVAN, April 23. /ARKA/. To date, some 10,531 individuals and about 639,592 families have taken advantage of the anti-crisis programs, the government designed to help citizens offset the consequences of the coronavirus shock, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said today.

“In the framework of anti-crisis measures, 29.9 billion drams (about 62.3 million US dollars) have been allocated ,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

The government of Armenia, in general, approved 13 measures to counteract the economic consequences of coronavirus. Six are designed to show assistance to agriculture, tourism, SMEs, microbusiness and other industries, and seven to provide support to vulnerable groups of citizens.

Armenia declared a 30-day state of emergency on March 16 to contain the spread of the disease and imposed stringent restrictions on free movement of people banning also some types of economic activity. On April 13, the government extended the state of emergency for another month, allowing simultaneously some businesses to reopen.

Armenia’s confirmed coronavirus cases have reached 1,473 over the last 24 hours, 633 patients have recovered and 24 people died. ($1 – 480.87 drams).

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