According to the Minister of Health of Armenia Arsen Torosyan, the new building of the infectious diseases hospital should accommodate 40 wards.
In Armenia, they plan to build a new building for the Nork Infectious Diseases Clinical Hospital in three to four days. This was announced on March 18 by the Minister of Health of Armenia Arsen Torosyan on Facebook.
“A modular reception hospital for the infectious diseases hospital is under construction. In three or four days we will have 40 new wards,” said Torosyan.
As of March 18, 102 cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed in Armenia, and since March 16, a state of emergency has been declared in the republic, “Armenpress” writes.
In addition, a fundraising campaign was announced in Armenia to combat coronavirus. As stated by “Armenpress”, today over 45 million drams (about 2.5 million UAH) have already been received in an open account.
In addition, the Armenian government allocated 150 billion drams (UAH 8.3 billion) to support the economy amid the crisis associated with the coronavirus.
The first case of coronavirus in the republic was recorded on March 1. An Armenian citizen who flew in from Tehran turned out to be ill.
The COVID-19 outbreak began in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to the American Johns Hopkins Institute, by March 18, 204 thousand people worldwide were infected, the number of deaths exceeded 8 thousand.