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​”Azerbaijan conducted over 160,000 coronavirus tests”

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Azerbaijan has allocated more than 20 hospitals for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the country. Laboratory tests, some medical equipment, and supplies necessary for the diagnosis of the virus and the treatment have been brought from abroad.

President Ilham Aliyev made the remarks at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in the format of a Contact Group, which got underway on May 4 through videoconference.

“As many as 23 laboratories testing for the disease are operating in the country. So far, more than 160,000 tests have been conducted across the country,” said the head of state.

Being held under the motto “United against COVID-19”, the Summit has focused on the fight against coronavirus pandemic.

Given that the Non-Aligned Movement includes 120 countries, the Summit is being held in the format of a Contact Group with the participation of countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, based on the principle of geographic representation.

Heads of state and government of more than 40 member states, as well as the UN Secretary-General, President of the UN General Assembly, President of the African Union, WHO Director-General, and High Representative of the European Union, are attending the videoconference.

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