Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan tested positive for the coronavirus, the government press office announced on Wednesday.
“The Prime Minister has self-isolated. The disease is asymptomatic,” the government said on its Facebook page. It also pointed out that Pashinyan will be working remotely.
The total tally of deaths from coronavirus in the country has reached 8,033, according to the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
On November 11, the government of Armenia extended the coronavirus quarantine until June 20, 2022.
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 COVID-19.
In the same vein, Johns Hopkins University announced on Tuesday that more than 354.7 million people were infected with Coronavirus worldwide.