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​Azerbaijan delays cycling race due to weekend curfew

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The Azerbaijan Cycling Federation has rescheduled the cycling race from June 6 to 9 due to the weekend curfew, ACF Spokesman Parviz Musayev told Report.

The Federation Cup dedicated to June 3 – World Bicycle Day will take place in the Republican Cycling Track.

The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to impose a weekend curfew in Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran cities and Absheron region, 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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