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Azerbaijan urged to prepare for a critical situation with COVID-19

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev stated that the country's healthcare industry must be prepared for the most critical situation caused by the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19, while, according to the head of the Republic, the situation with the virus is under control.

"Today we are ready for trouble. The hospital construction of the modular type required: if previously it was believed that the ten hospitals will be modular enough, and now need another ten. We must be prepared for the most critical situation," said Aliyev in an interview to local media.

According to Azerbaijani leader, the situation with the virus is under control despite the growth of the incidence rate.

"We are analyzing the situation, experts consulted regarding the restrictive measures. The main purpose of these measures is to save the lives of our citizens, to protect them from the virus," - said Aliyev.

Speaking about stricter quarantine regime in the Republic, the President of Azerbaijan said that the situation with coronavirus have stabilized today, but it is too early to speak about the positive dynamics.

"We have not yet reached positive dynamics. The number of infected until more recovered. This is the burden for health care. While it is impossible to predict when we will soften the quarantine. All measures of the state taken since the early days. The main reason for the spread of the virus is the irresponsibility of some of our citizens", - said the head of the Republic.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, in the world, discovered more than 11 million cases of infection, over 528 thousand people died. The total number of recorded cases of coronavirus in Azerbaijan, according to oberstab on Monday, reached 20837, during the day, the infection is detected at 513, only the 258 patients with COVID-19.

Relevant data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.