Residents of Baku in face masks. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the "Caucasian Knot"

05 June 2020, 12:35

Hard quarantine measures announced in major Azerbaijani cities for weekend

From June 6 to the morning of June 8, residents of Baku and other large cities will be banned from leaving their homes, the Azerbaijani government has announced.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that until June 15, Azerbaijan is under the quarantine regime. At the same time, shops and a number of service enterprises have resumed their work since April 27.

The decision was made because of an increase in the number of infections, the press service of the government has informed. In Baku, Sumgait, Ganja, Lenkoran and the Apsheron District, the operation of trading, servicing and other enterprises is suspended.

It is forbidden to use private passenger cars; the public transport is stopped. Anyone who is not employed in the areas, where work is allowed, is prohibited from leaving their residences, with the exception of the cases, when one's to life and health are in danger.

Azerbaijan has revealed 6522 cases of coronavirus infection; 78 people died.

On June 3, Ramin Bairamly, the head of the Joint Administration of Territorial Medical Units (JATMU), said that after the quarantine was relaxed, "many failed to keep the social distance and use protective means; and this led to a sharp increase in the number of infection cases."

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 4, 2020 at 07:08 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medjid; Source: CK correspondent

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