Army to enforce lockdown in Azerbaijan

Some units of the Azerbaijani army have been involved in the patrolling to assist Interior Ministry officers to control residents’ compliance with coronavirus quarantine regime, Azernews portal reports with reference to the Ministry of Defense. “Military servicemen are involved in the activities in some designated areas in connection with the special quarantine regime,” said the ministry.

On June 2, Azerbaijan extended the coronavirus lockdown imposed in the country on June 21, for another two weeks and increased the number of cities falling under the lockdown. The new lockdown will be imposed between July 5 and 20 in capital Baku that accounts for half of all COVID-19 cases in the country as well as in Jalilabad, Ganja, Lankaran, Masalli, Sumgayit, Yevlakh cities, and Absheron, Goranboy, Goygol, Mingachevir, Barda, Khachmaz, Samukh, Siyazan and Sheki counties.

During the lockdown, Baku metro will be suspended from July 4 midnight till July 20. Moreover, the entire public transport will not operate on weekends in cities and districts in which the special quarantine regime has been toughened.

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