of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center
on abuses the COVID-19 response actions during quarantine regime in Azerbaijan
April 17, 2020
The Operative Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers was established on February 27 which confirmed the first case of infection in Azerbaijan a day later. Later, a lock-down regime is declared in Azerbaijan. Shops, cafes, restaurants, malls, most of the service industry is closed down, leaving the home is only allowed for a limited period with a special permit since the April 5th. As of April 17, 1283 people have been infected with the virus whereas 460 people recovered, and 15 people died. Though the official lock-down is to end on 20th of April, relevant governmental bodies have vowed to suggest the extension.
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