The COVID-19 situation as of January 31
Mask requirement lifted
Restrictions on entry to the territory of the Republic of Armenia have been lifted
  • Asymptomatic or mild COVID-19-confirmed cases, including those diagnosed with “pneumonia,” are handled by Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities. The PHC doctor monitors patients with coronavirus disease and those in close contact with them through daily phone calls; they take notice of the patient’s complaints, concomitant diseases, as well as information is provided on the organization of safe home care, personal hygiene. It is recommended to contact a doctor immediately in case of health deterioration. In case of the emergence of COVID-19 symptoms of patients and those in close contact with them, the PHC doctor makes a home visit to determine their condition based on complaints. According to medical instructions, if necessary, laboratory-instrumental diagnostic tests are performed.

  • Scientists believe that an infected person is no longer contagious after the 11th day of the illness. They can be viral but not contagious. However, a person can transmit the virus before experiencing the first symptoms. For this reason, the Ministry of Health is currently offering 14 days of isolation and treatment based on signs from the day of coronavirus disease.

  • No, it is not! At this point, there is no evidence that people have contracted or spread the new coronavirus infection from their pets. 

  • COVID-19 symptoms include (but are not limited to) fever, cough, sore throat, loss of taste and smell, fatigue, shortness of breath, sometimes diarrhea. The disease can also be asymptomatic. However, in some cases, it can be severe and develop pneumonia.

  • COVID-19 mainly affects respiratory organs. Therefore, everyone must follow the respiratory hygiene rules. Cover the mouth and nose with an elbow or a napkin (afterward, immediately throw the used napkin into the trash). It is also important to maintain hand hygiene. It is necessary to wash your hands regularly with soap or clean them with an alcohol-based disinfectant. It is recommended to wear a mask and keep a distance of at least 1.5 m.

  • COVID-19 is a respiratory infection and is transmitted from person to person, usually by sneezing or coughing during contact with an infected person or by touching surfaces, objects (such as door handles or tables) contaminated with respiratory droplets and after touching the mouth or face.