Daily Armenia: State of Emergency and Travel Restrictions Introduced

The number of cases with COVID-19 has risen to 30 in Armenia. The Government convened an extraordinary session to introduce a state of emergency, effective from March 16 to April 14. This implies, inter alia, that the April 5 constitutional referendum will be postponed. CivilNet’s team visited Echmiadzin, the center of epidemic and Armenia’s 4th largest city, which has been put on lockdown.

Catholicos Karekin II is back in Armenia and only left Armenia for a single day.

He also issued a call stating that all celebrations of the Divine Liturgy will be conducted behind closed doors, without the participation of faithful people, and will be broadcast online as possible.

Emilio Luciano Cricchio