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Azerbaijan reports 158 new cases, 58 recoveries

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A total of 158 people were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, while 58 others recovered in Azerbaijan as of May 16, said the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers.

So far, Azerbaijan has 3 138 confirmed cases, 1 944 recoveries, and 36 deaths. The treatment of 1 158 people (41 are in critical, 52 moderate, others in stable condition) is underway.

A total of 220,363 coronavirus tests have been conducted across the country.

Azerbaijan confirmed its first coronavirus case in February. The country has extended the nationwide quarantine until May 31. However, the government eased the restrictions on some fields, opening shoes, clothing, electronics and home appliances stores, and many others, except those in shopping centers and malls.

After analyzing the global situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, Azerbaijan extended the ongoing border closure until May 31 to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Today, considering the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the country related to the pandemic, the total number of infected people, and the dynamics of recoveries, the Azerbaijani government decided to ease some restrictions from May 18. 

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