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Armen Sarkissian invited WHO director to Armenia

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The President of Armenia invited the head of WHO to visit Yerevan to participate in the third “Armenian Summit of Thoughts”.


President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian held a meeting in Geneva on Thursday with the head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus and invited him to visit Armenia to participate in the third “Armenian Summit of Thoughts”. This was reported by the press service of the presidential administration.

“PresidentArmen Sarkissian invited the head of WHO to Armenia to meet with colleagues in the field of healthcare, as well as to participate in the third “Armenian Summit of Thoughts” “, scheduled for October 23-24 this year. The President proposed to organize a discussion at the summit on innovative treatments for coronavirus and the prevention of its new manifestations,” the report says.

The President of Armenia and the head of WHO expressed concern that Armenia is still among the countries with low vaccination rates and has recently been in the red zone, implying possible restrictions for the country and its citizens. “The way to overcome this condition is through affordable, safe and effective vaccines and the vaccination process. In this context, Armen Sarkissian noted the importance of supporting international partners,” his press service reported. around 700-750. A total of 251,323 infected people (about 11% of the population) were detected in the republic, 5,075 people died from complications.

In the spring, a vaccination campaign began in the country. To do this, use the drugs "Sputnik V", AstraZeneca and Sinopharm, and the government is also negotiating the purchase of the American vaccine Pfizer. According to the latest data, about 320 thousand people received vaccinations.

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