President Ilham Aliyev: "The situation with coronavirus is under control in Azerbaijan"

President Ilham Aliyev: "The situation with coronavirus is under control in Azerbaijan"
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"Currently, the key issue on the global agenda is the problem of coronavirus. This issue is discussed practically in all countries. As for Azerbaijan, I can say that the situation is under control," President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at the opening of Goranboy District Central Hospital, APA reports.

The head of state emphasized that a special operational headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers has been set up on my instruction. "In addition, I have issued the instruction to allocate an additional 10 million manats to expedite the adoption of necessary measures. Special measures are being taken to evacuate Azerbaijani citizens from Iran. They will be brought to Azerbaijan both through the land border and by air. However, everyone should understand that they will have to spend some time in quarantine in order to prevent the spread of the disease in Azerbaijan."

Mr President Ilham Aliyev also noted that at the same time, relevant instructions have been issued on the temporary closure of schools, universities and kindergartens. "The purpose of this is to protect children and teenagers from the disease. So all necessary measures are being taken. As of today, the likelihood of this disease spreading in Azerbaijan is not very high. However, I can say that this issue is monitored in the country several times a day. Special devices have been installed at all border checkpoints."

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