YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Armenia, as of March 3, has one confirmed case of coronavirus and nine suspected ones.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, at a press conference on that day said, “At this moment we are waiting for the results to 9 tests, and will inform the public once the results come in,” Pashinyan said. “We hope they will not be confirmed. But if, God forbid, they are confirmed, we will inform about it. [But] if confirmed, it should not cause any panic. This is a surmountable disease, and for the time being our only [positive] diagnosis is even in a process that, in fact, he is not being treated because he has no symptoms.”
Armenia’s only detected case was a 29-year-old man who recently returned with his wife from Iran.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on March 1 in a Facebook posting that “about two hours ago we confirmed a case of coronavirus, unfortunately.”
Pashinyan said the man, an Armenian citizen, had arrived by plane from Tehran on February 28 and later went to the hospital for treatment. He is in good condition, the prime minister said.
Pashinyan said people the victim has had close contact with will be quarantined.