Armenian News - NEWS.am presents a daily digest of Armenia-related top news as of 01.07.2020:
- Armenia has confirmed 523 COVID-19 new cases, bringing the total number to 26,065.
The death toll in Armenia has reached 453.
The total number of tests conducted so far is 113,665.
Also, 10,900 people are currently being treated.
According to the latest data, 14,563 people have recovered thus far.
- There was a moment of tension Wednesday between civil activists, residents of Jermuk town, and police at the checkpoint nearby Amulsar gold mine of Armenia, and a shoving match ensued.
An agreement was reached Tuesday that the staff of Amulsar's new security organization leave the area, and only those who are on duty remain, but this staff has not left yet.
The residents of Jermuk were demanding not only the staff of this security organization leave but also take out their cars. The head of this security service said that the agreement was in force, they would take it out during the day, but they just needed some time to find houses for rent in Jermuk so that their employees could stay there.
An agreement has not yet been reached on removing the cars.
- The Court of General Jurisdiction of Yerevan has accepted for proceedings the criminal case on Vladimir Gasparyan, former Chief of Police of Armenia, and some other former high-ranking police officials.
According to the indictment, Vladimir Gasparyan committed large-scale waste of property, and as a result, large sums of money were stolen from state funds.
Besides, as per the indictment, Gasparyan, holding the position of the Chief of Police from 2011 to 2018, used his official position against the interests of the service and illegally allocated real estate in the police balance to police officers who had no need to improve their housing conditions.
- The National Center for Crisis Management of Armenia received a report that a bomb had been planted in the food court at Yerevan Mall. First responders and a bomb squad were dispatched to the scene.
The rescue services finished their work, nothing was found in the territory of Yerevan Mall; it was a false alarm.
"Now we will do additional disinfection, after which we will open the doors to the people," he added.
- Roma have extended their loan deal with Armenian squad midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan until the end of this season. The deal was to run until Tuesday.
The parties also have a preliminary agreement to extend the loan deal for a year after the end of the current season, the club's press service reported.