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Armenia to exclude unvaccinated, untested from restaurants

Armenia to exclude unvaccinated, untested from restaurants

16:42 AMT  12:42 GMT
Armenia will tighten the screws on unvaccinated and untested people by denying them access to indoor dining and cultural venues in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Health Minister Anahit Avanesyan said on Monday, November 29. Avanesyan told a press conference that beginning from January 1, 2022, people will have to present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result in order to access said places, Aysor.am reports. "Yes, those restricting measures might cause some inconvenience but given public health issues we believe it's necessary to take such steps," the Minister of Health said.. According to her, people who can't get jabbed for health reasons will not be affected by the new restrictions, for them a negative test will suffice. Avanesyan also said Armenia is planning to restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar and Tanzania, where omicron – the new coronavirus variant – is most wide-spread.
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