YEREVAN, June 6. /ARKA/. Armenian health authorities have reported 580 new cases of Covid-19 over the last 24 hours saying their total number has reached 27,900.
According to the Health Ministry, 8 people have died from coronavirus and one with confirmed Covid-19 has died from other cause. It said the people who have died were aged from 59 to 86.
According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 120,245 tests for coronavirus have been performed. Some 477 people have died from COVID-19, 15,935 patients have recovered and 11,331 patients continue treatment.
A 30-day state of emergency to curb the spread of coronavirus was declared in Armenia on March 16 and restrictions were imposed on free movement of citizens. The government banned also some types of economic activity. On April 13, the government extended the state of emergency for another month and on May 4 it lifted the ban on almost all types of economic activity and the free movement of citizens, except for public transport. On May 14, the government again extended the state of emergency for another 30 days.
However, despite the extension, public transport, preschools, trading centers, restaurants and gyms have reopened starting from May 18, and wearing of masks has become mandatory in public spaces. On June 12, the government has extended the state of emergency for another month- until July 13.