14 հունվար, 2021 04:31
Armenia is set to receive its first shipment of coronavirus vaccines mid-February. The plan is to purchase the vaccine for nearly 10 percent of the population, according to Gayane Sahakyan, Deputy Director General of the National Center of Disease Control and Prevention of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia. According to the Ministry of Health, Armenia is working to acquire vaccines from Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik and AstraZeneca. The expected delivery date of the final product is set to be earlier than the predicted mid-spring timeframe provided by Healthcare Minister Arsen Torosyan in November. This comes after Armenia recently extended its national quarantine for another six months. The first quarantine was set on September 11, 2020 and ended on January 11, 2021. The new quarantine will extend until July 11, 2021.