Armenian News - NEWS.am presents a daily digest of Armenia-related top news as of 04.08.2020:
- As of 11 am on Tuesday, 196 new cases of COVID-19 were registered in Armenia.
A total of 39,298 cases of coronavirus were confirmed as of Tuesday morning, of which 30,372 were cured, whereas 768 were fatal.
Also, 7,930 patients are currently receiving coronavirus treatment.
Thus, 196 new confirmed cases of coronavirus were registered in Armenia, 511 patients have recovered, whereas six people have died.
- President Armen Sarkissian has signed a memo on nominating Artur Vagharshyan as his candidate for the post of a judge of the Constitutional Court of Armenia.
The government, the President, and the General Assembly of Judges have the right to nominate a candidate, each, for a judge of the Constitutional Court, and these candidates shall be elected by the parliament — by 3/5 of the votes.
The government and the General Assembly of Judges have already nominated their candidates.
- The court on Tuesday upheld the decision to seize property belonging to the second president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, and to former deputy prime minister Armen Gevorgyan.
Aram Vardevanyan, an attorney of Armenia’s second president Robert Kocharyan, on Tuesday submitted a new motion to court in order to lift the attachment on the property of Kocharyan and to reschedule the current court session.
- An armed robbery took place Tuesday morning in Yerevan.
A man armed with a gun entered a post office and demanded money.
Those inside shouted and asked for help.
The policemen who were on duty in the area and some police officers from Zvartnots International Airport rendered this man ineffective and took him to the police station, where it was found out that he is a 33-year-old resident of Yerevan.
He was handed over to the investigation body.
The corresponding decision has been signed by Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.