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Dogs can be walked, children cannot – Azerbaijan’s second “Sunday lockdown”

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Azerbaijan is testing out its second “weekend lockdown” from June 14-15, during which residents of large cities are completely forbidden to leave their houses, all shops and pharmacies are closed, and public transport has been suspended.

People can only leave home to walk a dog or if they have special permission.

In this way, the authorities are trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus. This method was used for the first time in the country last weekend, June 6-7.

The result of the experiment turned out to be rather negative: the number of new infections did not decrease (about 300 cases daily), but the degree of discontent in society almost reached a critical point. However, the authorities decided to repeat the “Sunday lockdown”. This time everything has been calmer.

According to official data, on June 14, a total of 9957 cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded in Azerbaijan. 119 people have died, 5583 have already been cured, 4255 people continue to be treated. The quarantine regime in the country was extended until July 1.

The current “Sunday lockdown” turned out to be not entirely Sunday: it covers Sunday and Monday, because June 15 is the Day of National Salvation in Azerbaijan. This is an official state holiday associated with the return to power of the former president of Azerbaijan (and the father of the current president) Heydar Aliyev in 1993.

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Taught by the experience of the past lockdown, many residents of Baku decided to “escape” to their countryside homes or the provinces in advance so as not to be locked up at home.

People are unhappy that they cannot throw out the garbage and have to store it for two days in a sweltering heat of forty degrees.

And the parents of young children consider it too cruel not to let them go outside in the summer.

However, overall the situation is less tense than last time. There are no serious clashes with the police, although in the last lockdown, the case took a very serious turn and came to mass detentions.

Judging by social networks, people perceive the two-day “imprisonment” simply as an inevitable evil, and do not believe that this can stop the growth in the number of infections. At a minimum, because the remaining five days a week everything remains the same, including crowded transport and non-observance of social distancing.

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Over 5.11 million COVID vaccine jabs administered in Azerbaijan

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Some 77,785 people received their anti-coronavirus shots in Azerbaijan today, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told Report.

The number of those who got their first jab reached 47,560 people today, while 30,225 people got their second dose of the vaccine.

To date, 5,119,407 coronavirus vaccine jabs have been administered to the population in Azerbaijan. Of this, 2,971,686 citizens have received their first shot only, while 2,147,721 got both doses.

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COVID incidence exceeds 900 in Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan has recorded 931 new coronavirus cases over the past day, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told Report.

Meanwhile, 225 people recovered from the infection, and four patients succumbed to the deadly pathogen.

Overall, the country has reported 345,882 cases of infection, 333,492 recoveries, and 5,034 deaths since the onset of the pandemic. At present, 7,356 people are receiving treatment.

Azerbaijan has conducted 4,060,235 COVID-19 tests over the past period, including 10,257 today.

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Pentagon on lockdown after shooting nearby

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The Pentagon is on lockdown after multiple gunshots were fired near a platform by the facility’s Metro station, Report informs via FOX 8.

Officials report several injuries. Three people have been taken to hospitals for further medical attention; one victim was taken by helicopter and the other two by an ambulance, officials say.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) warned people to remain in their offices in an alert sent to all DoD computers and via an overhead announcement, according to FOX News White House Producer Pat Ward.

“The Pentagon currently is on lockdown due to an incident at the Pentagon Transit Center,” the Pentagon Force Protection Agency said on Twitter. “We are asking the public to please avoid the area.”

According to WDVM, the Arlington Fire and Rescue Department reported an active shooter outside the Pentagon, with officials reporting several injuries.

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