20.Aug .2021 20:00

Retail Outlets in Armenia to be Fined $200-$600 for Breach of Anti-Covid Rules

Retail Outlets in Armenia to be Fined $200-$600 for Breach of Anti-Covid Rules
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Armenia’s Food Safety Inspectorate said it has stepped up control over the retail outlets and supermarkets because of the growing numbers of confirmed Covid-19 cases across the country, saying also it will be inspecting next catering points and manufacturing enterprises to see if their staff and visitors observe anti-coronavirus rules.
 
On Friday, inspectors of the Food Safety Inspectorate visited large supermarkets in the capital Yerevan’s districts of Kentron and Davitashen. The basic requirements for the prevention of coronavirus have not changed: workers and customers must wear masks, maintain social distance, hand sanitizers in stores must be accessible and surfaces must be disinfected regularly, ARKA reports. 
 
In some stores, anti-epidemic rules were not followed. These economic entities were given a strict warning, but in case of repeated violations, they will be fined in the amount of 100-300 thousand drams ($200-$600).

As of August 20 morning, the death toll from Covid-19 has grown in Armenia to 4,732. In total, some 1,469,328 coronavirus tests have been performed in the country of 3 million since March 1, 2020, when the first case was detected. Since then 223,736 patients have recovered, and 7,131 patients are being treated currently at hospitals and their homes.
 
On July 9, the government of Armenia extended the coronavirus quarantine for another six months until December 20, 2021.
 
The nationwide quarantine was first imposed on September 11, 2020 replacing the state of emergency that was declared on March 16 to stop the spread of coronavirus.