/COVID 19- Situation in Azerbaijan

COVID 19- Situation in Azerbaijan

  • As of 20 May ,Azerbaijan has reported 113 new cases of COVID-19, two deaths, and 55 recoveries. The country has 3,631 confirmed cases (43 died and 2,253 recovered). The condition of 46 patients is critical.
  • According to the Administration of the Regional Medical Divisions (TABIB), 62 patients are in intensive care units, 11 are on ventilators. On 20 May, Azerbaijan has conducted 5,389 tests bringing the total number to 245,609.

Azerbaijan is in the process of implementing a range of measures to respond to COVID-19. These are led by a high-level cross-government COVID-19 response committee consisting of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, an inter-ministerial working group responsible for the coordination of all activities at the expert level, and a technical committee.

Currently, in the territory of Azerbaijan only suitable for “yellow” and “orange” colors there is an epidemiological situation.

Orange measures implementation zones (there are restrictions on movement from and to the orange zone)  The number of active infections is less than 50 and infection rate greater than 11 days (Z> 11).
Yellow measures implementation zones   (free movement among settlements is allowed)    More than 50 cases of active infection (Baku) more than 200 in the city) or 11 days of infection rate or less.

Social Support by the government

The Action Plan approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on the implementation of the Order of President Ilham Aliyev dated March 19, 2020 includes 12 measures in 4 areas to support employment and social welfare. These 4 areas provide support to the public and private sector, the unemployed and vulnerable groups. Support measures in these 4 areas cover 1 million 900 thousand citizens. According to Order Ministry of Labor and Social Protection started the system aiming to deliver 190 AZN ($112) assistance to 600,000 Azerbaijani citizens. In addition to large-scale preventive measures against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the country pursues an active policy to address employment and social problems that may arise in the country due to the possible negative impact of the pandemic on the national economy. Priority is to prevent unjustified layoffs of public sector employees and to maintain the salaries of employees on leave.