Topic: Coronavirus

By David L. Phillips President Donald J. Trump addressed the American people from the Oval Office amidst widening fears of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 11. It was a prime time opportunity for Trump to offer assurance and provide[...]

YEREVAN ( — The Yerevan Opera House will show its opera and ballet performances and concerts on Facebook starting Tuesday, March 17. “You can stay home and watch Karen Khachaturian’s brilliant ballet ‘Cipollino’ on[...]

Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, issued the following urgent appeal on the Coronavirus pandemic, on March 16. In addition, he declared a national day of prayer on March 18. * * * Dear Faithful: We are[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — A constitutional referendum originally scheduled in Armenia for April 5 will be delayed after the country’s authorities declared a 30-day state of emergency over the novel coronavirus outbreak on Monday, March 16.[...]

By Syuzanna Petrosyan CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (CivilNet) — As dozens of research groups around the world race to create the first vaccine for COVID-19, in late February, Moderna, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company, announced that it[...]

By Denise Grady SEATTLE (New York Times) — The first testing in humans of an experimental vaccine for the new coronavirus began on Monday, March 16, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced. The main goal of[...]

The coronavirus epidemic is certainly the curse of globalization. The proximity of individuals, through travel, has its blessings and its dangers. In historic times, many pandemics had devastating impacts on certain remote societies but[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia instituted a state of emergency in response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak, banning gatherings of more than 20 people and restricting media coverage of the disease. The 28-day state of emergency[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan interrupted his vacation and suspended rallies in an ongoing constitutional referendum campaign for at least one day late on Thursday, March 12, after authorities confirmed two[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — China will donate 1,000 test kits for diagnosing the novel coronavirus to Armenia, Chinese Ambassador to Armenia Tian Erlong told Healthcare Minister Arsen Torosyan during a meeting on March 6. The Embassy of China[...]