YEREVAN, April 2. /TASS/. Armenian Defense Minister Vagharshak Harutyunyan has awarded defense ministry medals to specialists of the Russia radiation, chemical and biological protection forces for their assistance in combating the novel coronavirus pandemic, the press service of the Armenian defense ministry said on Friday.
"By an Armenian defense minister’s order, a number of specialists of the 48th Research Center of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Forces were awarded with the Armenian defense ministry medals for high professionalism they demonstrated during anti-epidemic campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus infection in the Armenian army, diligent service and merits in the area of military medical cooperation," it said.
A team of Russian military specialists were seconded to Armenia in April 2020 under an agreement between the two countries’ defense ministers to help curb the coronavirus epidemic.
By today, Armenia’s tally of coronavirus cases stands at 194,852, with 1,116 such cases reported during the past day. The coronavirus-related overall death toll is 3,552. As many as 864,876 tests for the coronavirus infection have been conducted in the country, covering some 28% of the population.