Task force under Azerbaijan’s Cabinet of Ministers discusses situation on coronavirus epidemic and evacuation of country`s citizens

A meeting chaired by Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Ali Asadov, has discussed the current situation in the country and possible development options regarding the coronavirus epidemic, as well as measures to be taken in various circumstances, SIA reports.

The Prime Minister noted that Azerbaijani citizens returning home from Italy, Turkey, Hungary and neighboring countries would be placed under quarantine. He emphasized that a decision was also made to temporarily suspend the reciprocal visits of the Azerbaijani and Russian citizens beginning at 00.00, March 18, 2020 aiming to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

It was noted that the charter flights would be arranged for the Azerbaijani citizens who want to return to the country.

The suspension of entry of vehicles registered in the cities and districts of Azerbaijan as well as their passengers, except ambulances, emergency vehicles, and trucks, to Baku and Sumgayit cities, as well as Absheron district from 00:00 March 19 till March 29, 2020, was also underlined at the meeting.

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