Filter for Armenia Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-13 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Armenian authorities have extended the country’s state of emergency on Monday, July 13, for another month until August 12
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2020-07-13 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Under the state of emergency, borders remain closed
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2020-07-13 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Under the state of emergency, entry into the country is prohibited for non-citizens arriving from countries with severe outbreaks of COVID-19 and also for nationals who have been in those countries during the previous 14 days.
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2020-07-13 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Individuals who are permitted into the country will be subject to a medical examination on arrival
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2020-07-13 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Individuals who are permitted into the country will be subject to a medical examination on arrival and will be required to self-isolate
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2020-07-13 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Under the state of emergency, closure of schools and universities,
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2020-07-13 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Under the state of emergency, prohibition of events with more than five persons in attendance
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2020-06-17 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Armenians will also have to carry passports or other IDs when leaving their homes. Failure to do so will be punishable by separate 10,000-dram fines, he said, adding that the measure will facilitate the enforcement of the mask requirement.
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2020-06-16 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
police officers will be joined by representatives of other state bodies in ensuring that Armenians wear face masks, practice social distancing and take other precautions against COVID-19.
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2020-06-13 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
State of Emergency was extended for an additional 30 days, through July 13, 2020.
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2020-05-23 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
As of May 25, the Government of Armenia will require all individuals in public spaces to wear masks or face potential fines beginning at 10,000 dram.
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public transport, pre-schools are open; shopping malls and gyms are open; and restaurants and cafes can seat customers in regular seating areas on 18 May
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Starting May 18, all passengers using public transportation are required to wear a mask and gloves.
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2020-05-14 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
extended until 17.00, 13 June.
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2020-05-04 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Restrictions requiring residents to stay in their residences, and carry a completed movement questionnaire or permit when commuting to work and/or conducting essential movement, will be lifted on 4 May.
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
the vast majority of Armenia’s businesses, including many cafes and restuarants and all types of manufacturing, services such as hairdressing and cleaning as well as retail and wholesale trade carried out outside shopping malls may reopen.
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2020-05-04 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Nation wide lockdown imposed in March is now lifted
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2020-04-23 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
lifted the restriction on interregional movement. However, restrictions on the movement of people and public transport are maintained.
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2020-04-23 Out Movement restrictions: Checkpoints within the country
the checkpoints were removed. However, restrictions on the movement of people and public transport are maintained.
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2020-04-19 In Movement restrictions: Checkpoints within the country
All roads leading to Maralik were blocked by police checkpoints on Monday
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2020-04-19 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Authorities sealed off a small town and an adjacent village in Armenia’s northwestern Shirak province on Sunday after 18 employees of a local hospital tested positive for coronavirus.
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2020-04-18 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Maralik hospital was temporarily shut down on Saturday after the 18 coronavirus cases were confirmed among its 61-member staff. Shirak’s governor, Tigran Petrosian, said the infected medical personnel were taken to a hospital in the provincial capital Gyumri while their colleages were placed under quarantine. The authorities also ordered more than 40 relatives and friends of the infected medics to self-isolate, he said.
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2020-04-15 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
companies that are engaged in open-air construction or manufacture cigarettes, cement and other construction materials will be able to resume their work. He said the temporary ban on engineering and scientific research will also be lifted.
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Armenia extended 30-day state of emergency (16 March) from 17.00 on 14 April to 17.00 on 14 May.
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
additional financial assistance to low-income families hit hard by the economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic. The government said it will pay half of all electricity and natural gas bills for February that did not exceed a combined 15,000 drams ($30) per household. Garegin Baghramian, the chairman of the Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC), estimated that some 220,000 households will be eligible for the subsidy. Armenia’s national utility companies already agreed, at the government’s urging, late last month not to cut off for now electricity, natural gas and water supplies to people failing to pay their bills because of coronavirus-related economic disruptions.
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2020-03-31 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Armenia’s government has decided to extend a nationwide lockdown by at least ten days
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
On March 31 the strict quarantine measures were extended to last from April 1 through April 12, 2020. All people must carry their passports and self-declaration forms at all times. Violations of movement restrictions or quarantine may be punishable by law.
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Introduced strict quarantine measures to last for one week.
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Domestic movement remains possible with official documentation; anyone travelling outside their home is required to carry their passport or official ID, as well as a completed movement questionnaire or a permit provided by an employer.
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
All public transport services, with the exception of railway and taxis, have been suspended. Intercity movement in private vehicles is also prohibited, with the exception for those travelling between work and home or in circumstances deemed exceptional by the authorities.
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Self-isolation is mandatory for all persons and leaving the place of isolation is only permitted when going to work, the nearest grocery store, pharmacy or health care facility.
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2020-03-24 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
only be allowed to leave their homes to buy food, receive medical care or exercise. until 31 march
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
citizens of Australia, Canada, China, EU member states, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the US will not be permitted to enter Armenia. * Except: Armenian nationals and their family members, Permanent residents, Foreign diplomatic staff and assignees of intergovernmental organizations, as well as their family members. Armenian citizens and foreigners are allowed to depart by air only.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Visa-free entry for Chinese and Iranian nationals has been suspended.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All flights to/from Russia have been suspended until at least 30 March
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
land borders with Iran and Georgia (until 16th of April 2020)
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
citizens of Australia, Canada, China, EU member states, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the US will not be permitted to enter Armenia. *Except: Armenian nationals and their family members, Permanent residents, Foreign diplomatic staff and assignees of intergovernmental organizations, as well as their family members, and Armenian citizens and foreigners are allowed to depart by air only.
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All schools and Universities
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Prohibition of all events over 20 persons
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
suspended entry into the country arriving from areas with high risk of COVID-19 infections
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Iran *exceptions: citizens of these respective nations are permitted to return and some cargo deliveries may cross the borders
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
for 30 days. decree 928-N declaring a 30-day state of emergency throughout the country starting from 18:30 of March 16, 2020, local time
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
symptoms checks and health questionnaires for all travelers permitted to enter the country.
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Georgia, two weeks closure (likely extended) *citizens may return to respected countries and some cargo permitted to cross
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
For those with symptoms
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2020-03-11 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Iran, China
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2020-03-10 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
New arrivals also fill out information forms
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2020-03-02 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
all schools for 1 week
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2020-02-24 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
iran for 2 weeks
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2020-01-31 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
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