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Armenian PM Pashinyan tests positive for coronavirus – Metro US

Armenian PM Pashinyan tests positive for coronavirus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan hold a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin

YEREVAN (Reuters) – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Monday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and that members of his family were also infected.

“I didn’t have any symptoms, I decided to take a test as I was planning to visit the frontline,” Pashinyan said during a Facebook live video.

Armenia, which has a population of 3 million, had registered 9,492 confirmed coronavirus cases and 139 deaths as of Monday.

Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan said later on Monday that the country will resume international flights in mid-July to support the domestic tourism industry.

(Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan; Editing by Alexander Marrow and Catherine Evans)

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