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The President of the unrecognized NKR extended the state of emergency due to the coronavirus to 11 July

The President of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan extended Thursday for another 30 days imposed due to coronavirus infection a state of emergency, the deadline for which expired on the evening of 11 June, the press Secretary of the leader of Karabakh, Vahram Poghosyan.

"By the decree of Alexan Harutyunyan, announced on 12 April Artsakh (self Karabakh – ed.) and extended until June 11, the state of emergency is extended for another 30 days – until 22.00 (21.00 GMT) on July 11," wrote Poghosyan in Facebook.

The authorities of the unrecognized Republic on Thursday reported 68 confirmed cases COVID-19 and 43 of recovered patients. President of the unrecognized Republic Harutyunyan said earlier that a negative test for coronavirus will be a prerequisite for entry into Karabakh.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 7.1 million cases, more than 408 thousand people died.

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh began in February 1988 when Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous region announced its secession from the Azerbaijan SSR. In the course of the armed conflict in 1992-1994, Azerbaijan lost control over Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts. Since 1992 negotiations on peaceful settlement of the conflict within the OSCE Minsk group, headed by three co - chairs-Russia, USA and France.

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