Armenian News - NEWS.am presents a daily digest of Armenia-related top news as of 03.08.2020:
- As of 11 am Monday, 52 COVID-19 new cases have been reported in Armenia. A total of 39,102 cases were confirmed as of Monday morning.
The total number of tests conducted so far is 167,095.
The death toll has reached 762.
According to the latest data, 29,861 people have recovered thus far.
- The relative calm was maintained on the Armenia-Azerbaijan state border on the night of August 2-3 and this morning, Shushan Stepanyan, spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense of Armenia, wrote on her Facebook.
"The Azerbaijani side violated the ceasefire 8 times with firearms, firing about 95 shots toward Armenian positions.
- The Ministry of Defense (MOD) of Armenia has dismissed the report that Turkish F-16 fighter planes had approached the Armenian border, 56 kilometers away from Yerevan.
"As for the air situation, the information circulating does not correspond to reality," the MOD spokesperson noted.
Lenta.ru, citing the Avia.pro, reported that at least two Turkish F-16 fighter jets had approached the Armenian border and turned back only when their distance from the capital city Yerevan was 56 kilometers.
- Some Azerbaijanis in Russia say they have received threats for refusing to attack Armenians. German Ananyants, Vice President of the Union of Armenians of Russia, told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
According to him, these Russian Azerbaijanis received such threats from the Azerbaijani leadership. "It testifies to the organized nature of the attacks on Armenians," he added.
- Former Minister of State of Armenia, famous archeologist Grigor Areshyan died in Yerevan of coronavirus, his niece Tamara Areshyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
His mother, Salome Areshyan, was the first female academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.
His grandfather, Grigori Areshyan, was a professor of gynecology, and the first maternity hospital in Yerevan was named after him.
- An incident between Armenians and Azerbaijanis took place in Toronto on August 1, Armenia’s embassy in Canada reported.
The embassy strongly condemns the policy adopted by the Azerbaijani side to carry out provocations and incite incidents.
- The largest streaming company Netflix has added The Promise to its library.
According to the Armenian National Committee of America, the movie will be available on August 8.
The Promise is an American drama based on the events of the Armenian Genocide and the last years of the Ottoman Empire. It was directed by Terry George starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, and Christian Bale.