Coronavirus — 87 New Cases in Azerbaijan

  • Currently, the number of active patients is 2,714 people.
  • So far, coronavirus has been detected in people returning to Azerbaijan from Germany, France, Turkey, and Iran.
  • The beaches, one of the most visited places in the summer, have been crowded for the last two days.

Another 87 people were found to be infected with COVID-19 in Azerbaijan, the Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers said on Sunday. According to the agency, 360 people recovered and two died. So far, the total number of people infected with the virus has reached 33,568, of which 30,364 have recovered and 490 have died.

COVID-19 was confirmed to have spread to Azerbaijan when its first case was confirmed in February 2020. As of August 9, there were 33,568 cases and 490 deaths.

Currently, the number of active patients is 2,714 people. So far, 785,126 tests have been conducted in Azerbaijan. Today’s test number is 5,618. The first case of coronavirus infection in Azerbaijan was registered on February 28.

The special quarantine regime, which has been in force since March 24, has been extended until August 31. The Cabinet of Ministers has eased the special quarantine regime since May 4. In June, the agency began a home isolation regime on weekends to prevent the coronavirus.

At present, cases of coronavirus infection in Azerbaijan are not only detected among people coming to the country from abroad, but also the fact that people infect each other within the country, the organization said. Although the Cabinet of Ministers did not name specific cities and regions, it said that there were cases of infection among people living in different regions of Azerbaijan.

New Cases Every Day

The Operational Staff under the Cabinet of Ministers said that the patients placed in special hospitals and under observation feel normal and their health is stable. So far, coronavirus has been detected in people returning to Azerbaijan from Germany, France, Turkey, and Iran.

Azerbaijan has decided to take social isolation measures against coronavirus. By the decision of the Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers, the mass events were postponed or canceled. On March 14, the Neftchi football club announced the suspension of its activities.

The Defense Ministry also announced the relevant measures. According to the report, the meeting at the Defense Ministry instructed to limit mass events and suspend meetings with parents. “ASAN service” and “ASAN Communal” centers will be limited from March 15 to 19, the service’s website said.

“Crowds on Beaches Increase the Risk of Coronavirus Infection”

Neftçi PFK, or Neftchi Baku in English media, is an Azerbaijani football club based in the capital, Baku, that currently plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

By the decision of the Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers, the beaches have been open to the public since August 5, within the rules established in accordance with the requirements of the special quarantine regime.

The beaches, one of the most visited places in the summer, have been crowded for the last two days. This increases the risk of coronavirus infection.

Elmin Imanov, head of the Baku City Executive Power (BCEP), told reporters that, together with the district executive authorities, all the beaches in the capital were inspected. The situation on the beaches was analyzed and steps were taken to improve the infrastructure in these areas, to make the current situation more heartening.

The most important issue at each beach is to maintain the social distance in accordance with the current epidemiological situation, to provide the area with disinfectant solutions. In addition, special warning signs have been installed on the beach.

The boards reflect the rules that must be followed on the beach. To ensure the protection of social distance, places of rest are marked with special signs.

According to him, one of the most sensitive issues is the cleanliness. Institutions subordinated to the executive power are working in an intensified mode in this regard. Here, all employees work very hard to maintain cleanliness and transport waste. The beaches are very clean, there is no problem with that.

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