​Azerbaijan confirms 262 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths


262 people have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, while 72 others recovered in Azerbaijan as of June 4, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told Report.

Two coronavirus patients born in 1930 and 1963 passed away.

So far, Azerbaijan has 6,522 confirmed cases. A total of 3,737 patients have recovered from the disease, while 78 others died. The treatment of 2,707 people (64 are in critical, 75 moderate, others in stable condition) is underway.

The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to impose a weekend curfew in Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran cities and Absheron region on June 6-8, to slow down the spread of coronavirus.

Activities in all areas of service, as well as the movement of transport (except for special-purpose cars, emergency vehicles, ambulances, and service automobiles of organizations authorized to operate) in four cities and Absheron region, will be halted from 00:00 on June 6 to 06:00 am on June 8.

Citizens are prohibited from leaving their places of residence on the date mentioned above, except the cases of imminent danger to their life and health and an urgent need for medical care, and participation in the funeral of close relatives. In such cases, they are allowed to leave home only through emergency medical services or upon permission by the Duty Services Administration Department of the Interior Ministry calling Call Center 102.

Yesterday, Azerbaijan reported a record daily spike in coronavirus cases (325). The country has confirmed 6,260 cases and 76 related deaths so far.


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