Armenian national refused to quarantine, experts had to persuade him for an hour

March 18, 2020  21:53

One of the Armenian nationals who recently arrived in Armenia from Italy refused to quarantine because of the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus, head of Armenian health and labor inspectorate Hakob Avagyan told reporters.

The Armenian national arrived in Yerevan at 3 a.m., and experts at the border checkpoint, as well as Avagyan himself, were in with the man for an hour and explained why he should be isolated and why this is important.

He finally agreed to go to a place designated for isolation of people who arrived from Italy.

Avagyan added that a draft bill is being prepared for such cases, which will make it possible, if necessary, to forcedly quarantine people arriving from high-risk countries.

According to the latest data, Armenia has 102 coronavirus cases.

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