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Covid-19: Armenia reports 544 new cases, 243 recoveries

Armenia has reported 544 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 18,033.

The results of 1,500 tests have been negative.

According to the data of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 243 patients have recovered, bringing the total to 6,814.

Nine patients have died in the past 24 hours. The death toll has reached 302, another 99 patients with coronavirus have died because of other diseases.

The number of active cases is 10,818.

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How much tax has Gagik Tsarukyan's company paid during Armenia PM's administration?

Leader of Prosperous Armenia Party Gagik Tsarukyan’s Onira Club LLC, in relation to which a case is instituted by the National Security Service of Armenia, has paid AMD 31,700,000,000 to the state budget throughout the seven years of its existence, and AMD 11,500,000,000 of that amount was paid during the administration of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. This is what Armenian found out after combining its data with the data posted on the official website of the State Revenue Committee. Onira Club LLC, which is represented by Shangri La Casino and Pharaon Complex, is 25th on the list of Armenia’s large taxpayers, based on the data provided for the first quarter of the year 2020. Onira Club’s shareholders are Gagik Tsarukyan and his wife

Armenia coronavirus infections, death toll continue to rise

Armenia coronavirus infections, death toll continue to rise

June 17, 2020 – 11:04 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Armenia grew by 544 to reach 18,033 on Wednesday, June 17 morning, according to information provided by the Health Ministry.

Fresh figures also revealed that 243 more people have recovered, nine patients have died from Covid-19, while three others carrying the virus have died from other causes.

87,600 tests have been performed since the beginning of the outbreak in the country, the National Center For Disease Control and Prevention said.

So far, 6,814 people have recovered, 302 have died fr

UN publishes Armenia's 2020 SDGs Voluntary National Review Report

YEREVAN, JUNE 16, ARMENPRESS. At the coordination of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Mher Grigoryan and the participation of all concerned sides, Armenia’s Sustainable Development Goals Voluntary National Review Report has been developed and submitted to the United Nations, the deputy PM’s Office told Armenpress.State bodies, the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia, different UN structures and civil society representatives have been engaged in the drafting of the document.The report has been published in the UN website. It represents Armenia’s steps taken for the implementation of SDGs during 2018-2020.The report consists of five chapt

Pashinyan's term in office to remain in Armenia's history as period of uncertainty, collapse and …

President of Hayrenik party Artur Vanetsyan speaking to Aravot daily said Nikol Pashinyan’s term in office will remain in Armenia’s history as period of uncertainty, disastrous collapse and tragedy.

“Shameful failures continue being registered in almost all the sectors in conditions of ruling anarchy. But there is a much more significant issue than the authorities’ failures – inecessity to restore the ruined economy, re-create the educational and social systems without shocks. We may even reconstruct relations with the allies and friend countries which were shadowed and deteriorated as a result of successive incompetence of the incumbent authorities,” Vanetsyan said, adding that each ruined sector may be restored in case of existence of will, managemen

Pashinyan cleaning out political scene

Although the coronavirus threat has not yet been overcome in Armenia, the authorities have already begun talking that they will soon be interested in the people who, in their opinion, succeeded during the epidemic. This applies not only to businessmen and speculators who took advantage of the general chaos to boost their fortune, but also to politicians who in a difficult period for the country took a risk criticizing the authorities in the face of Nikol Pashinyan, who was painfully reacting to being criticized.

The Armenian prime minister’s rating is unstable now, so it is important for Pashinyan to demonstrate his power as his opponents are increasingly talking about populism and inept leadership. Pashinyan skillfully proved himself as a political technologist of the revolution, but failed as a manager who is ab

Three Armenia opposition parties issue joint statement

The events surrounding Gagik Tsarukyan, Chairman of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), the largest opposition political force in parliament, as well as the PAP’s regional structures, are a sad testimony to the fact that the halls of power are ready to resort to any kind of repression. Homeland, ARF Dashnaktsutyun, and One Armenia Parties have noted this in a joint statement on the events unrolling with respect to parliamentary opposition Prosperous Armenia Party leader, MP, and business tycoon Gagik Tsarukyan.The halls of power have rejected any initiative by the political opposition to solve, with joint efforts, the problems facing our state and society.This climate of repression, intolerance, and national division stops

PAP leader warns about upcoming food crisis in the country

Today the economy has been ruined, Prosperous Armenia party leader Gagik Tsarukyan said at the NA today, adding that the country will face famine in three months and no one could do anything to get out of the situation.

“We face a real economic crisis, while they initiate raise of property tax, today people are under loans, we tell you forgive them,” he said.

Gagik Tsarukyan said that today the Armenian authorities spoiled relations with external world with neither of the countries trusting Armenia, with neither of them allocating money to Armenia.

Referring to persecutions against him, Tsarukyan said despite the efforts to make-up case on him, they will not succeed.

“You say bribe. But is there anyone who says Tsarukyan gave me money… I am not the enemy of the people, I w

Turkey has a plan for the invasion of Greece, secret documents reveal

Abdullah Bozkurt

Turkey has a plan for the invasion of Greece codenamed after an 11th century Turkish military commander who ruled an independent state during the Byzantine era, secret documents have revealed.

According to a Power Point presentation prepared by the General Staff for an internal planning review, Turkey drew up a plan for a secret military operation named “TSK Çakabey Harekât Planlama Direktifi” (TSK [Turkish Armed Forces] Çakabey Operation Planning Directive). The document has a date of June 13, 2014, suggesting that it was most likely updated and finalized on that date after a review of an earlier version and is presumably still active.

The first slide from a secret Power Point presentation that shows the name of the military offensive against Greece (Parts that are not related to this news story have been blurred.):

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Armenia's Central Bank reduces refinancing rate by 0.5%, sets it at 4.5%

YEREVAN, JUNE 16, ARMENPRESS. During today’s session the Board of the Central Bank of Armenia made a decision to reduce the refinancing rate by 0.5%, setting it at 4.5%, the CBA told Armenpress.0.1% deflation was registered in May 2020, compared to the 0.4% deflation in May 2019, in case of which the 12-month inflation has increased and comprised 1.2%.Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic it is expected that the global economy will record one of the highest declines in its history in the second quarter. Moreover, it is estimated that the global economy recovers at slower pace than expected, and the uncertainty over the further pace of the pandemic is still persisting. At the same time the prices of raw materials are showing some signs of stabilization and restoration co