There is only one fight against the omicron strain - vaccination. It is quite contagious, there is a sharp increase in many countries, but vaccinations helped us to prevent a large increase in mortality, said Armenian Health Minister Anahit Avanesyan.
Her remarks came during the government session on January 20, despite the fact that there is no scientific evidence of the effectiveness of the available vaccines against the new strain.
For his part, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that another wave of the COVID-19 virus is approaching Armenia.
For 4-5 days in a row there is a significant increase daily, compared to the previous day, the number of cases has almost doubled, which means that the omicron strain is slowly spreading, said Anahit Avanesyan.
Inspection agencies must strictly enforce the restrictions that have come into effect, Pashinyan said.
This is done precisely in the interest of representatives of business entities, because otherwise we will have to go to lockdown, concluded the Prime Minister.