Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region reports first coronavirus case




  • In US
  • 2020-04-07 13:40:56Z
  • By Reuters

YEREVAN, April 7 (Reuters) - Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh confirmed its first case of the coronavirus on Tuesday, the region's information centre said on its Facebook page.

"The infected person had recently returned from Armenia, from where the disease could be potentially imported," it said in a statement.

Neighbouring Armenia reported 853 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Tuesday with 87 people having recovered from the infection and eight deaths.

Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous part of Azerbaijan, is run by ethnic Armenians who declared independence during a conflict that broke out as the Soviet Union crumpled in 1991.

Though a ceasefire was agreed in 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia still regularly accuse each other of carrying out attacks around Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Azeri-Armenian border.

Nagorno-Karabakh survives almost totally on budget support from Armenia and donations from the Armenian diaspora.

The region held parliamentary and presidential elections last week. The presidential vote run-off is scheduled for April 14.

Around 1,000 observers and journalists went to Nagorno- Karabakh from Armenia, although Yerevan had said earlier that it would limit entry of that country's residents into Nagorno-Karabakh. (Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan; writing by Margarita Antidze; editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)

COMMENTS

More Related News

Fact check: Early research shows fabric could neutralize coronaviruses
Fact check: Early research shows fabric could neutralize coronaviruses

FDA-approved fabric used since 2017 as wound dressing can use electricity to neutralize coronaviruses after a minute of contact, early research shows.

Holiday firms in fresh plea over 2-week flight quarantine plans
Holiday firms in fresh plea over 2-week flight quarantine plans

A letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel follows calls last week from MPs to reconsider the rules.

Family of Grand Princess passenger who died of coronavirus files suit against Carnival
Family of Grand Princess passenger who died of coronavirus files suit against Carnival

The family of a California cruise ship passenger who died of coronavirus has sued Princess Cruises and its parent company Carnival in federal court.

Coronavirus began spreading in the US in January - predating President Trump
Coronavirus began spreading in the US in January - predating President Trump's travel restrictions and the detection of community transmission, CDC says

CDC Director Robert Redfield said that the virus first circulated at low levels in the US so diagnostic tests would've missed it.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: US