The reception dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Armenian Armed Forces has been postponed because high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Defense have contracted the coronavirus, the ministry told Armenian

"It has been postponed as the pandemic situation in the country has sharply worsened, there are people in the army leadership and among the invitees who have contracted the coronavirus," the ministry informed.

The aforesaid reception was to be held at a Yerevan hotel.

Armenian had reported Wednesday that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan also had tested positive for COVID-19. To note, he as well as a number of other officials and MPs had attended the recent wedding of Defense Minister Suren Papikyan.

By the way, some invitees had rescinded the invitation to the Armenia army 30th anniversary reception.