Armenia will temporarily restrict entry of citizens from a number of countries, Minister of Health Anahit Avanesyan said at a press conference on November 29.
“We are receiving disturbing news that the coronavirus infection continues to be mutated, new strains are discovered, which differ from the previous ones by the spreading rate. The Omicron variant detected in South Africa has about 50 mutations,” Avanesyan said.
According to the Minister, the list of restrictions will be announced by the end of the day.
Entry is expected to be restricted for citizens of South Africa, the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Namibia, Mozambique, Madagascar and Tanzania.
According to her, at present 13,562 active cases of COVID-19 are registered in Armenia, of which 1,092 (8.1%) are vaccinated. Out of 2,900 hospitalized citizens, 102 are vaccinated. Only nine of the critically ill patients are vaccinated.
According to Avanesyan, 21.8% of the adult population of Armenia received two doses of coronavirus vaccine. As of November 28, 1 million 217 thousand 391 vaccinations have been carried out in Armenia.