Azerbaijan has begun vaccinating for COVID-19 utilizing the CoronaVac vaccine, developed by Chinese language pharmaceutical agency Sinovac Biotech.
Because the first case was registered in February, 227,00zero instances of coronavirus have been reported in Azerbaijan, with virtually 3,00zero having handed away.
Vaccination was as a consequence of start on Monday, in accordance with the coronavirus Operational Headquarters beneath the Cupboard of Ministers.
The vaccines might be given primarily to individuals in danger, beginning with well being employees, individuals over 65 years of age, and regulation enforcement workers concerned in anti-epidemic measures.
Within the second stage, scheduled to start on 1 February, these at excessive medical danger (individuals with persistent illnesses reminiscent of respiratory system, hemodialysis, diabetes, and weight problems) and folks working within the training and social sector. Desire may even be given to public sector employees.
Well being Minister Oktay Shiraliyev in addition to different high well being officers have been the primary to be vaccinated, on the Baku Well being Centre. This was adopted by well being employees, with docs from the Baku Well being Middle first in line.
In accordance to Shahmar Movsumov, an assistant to the president, four million doses of the vaccine, sufficient for two million individuals, might be delivered from Sinovac’s regional workplace.
He additionally mentioned Azerbaijan was anticipating 2 million doses of vaccines from the COVAX facility, which is run by the GAVI world vaccine alliance and World Well being Organisation.
Azerbaijan has additionally modified the quarantine measures. On Monday, a requirement to acquire permission through SMS or on-line to go away dwelling in main inhabitants centres all through the nation was lifted.
Nonetheless, the particular quarantine regime within the nation, together with sure restrictions, has been prolonged till 06:00 on 1 April.
Efficient from 25 January, restrictions on retail services (aside from buying centres), hairdressers and wonder salons, and museums and showrooms might be lifted. Lengthy-distance transportation will additionally resume.
From 1 February, customer support will resume in eating places, cafes ,and tea homes from 06:00 to 00:00.
The suspension of the Baku subway, and all public transport on Saturdays and Sundays will stay in pressure till the tip of the quarantine regime.