''We have to assist our economy. In the near future the Government will provide at least 150 billion AMD as an assistance. We have prepared a package that will be possible to put into operation in a few days. We will provide 25 billion AMD for the program that if a company will take a credit for paying the salaries and other issues, the Government will co-fund 50% of that credit with 0% interest rate and will subsidies the interest rate of the other 50% given by the bank'', Pashinyan said.
On March 16 Armenia declared a 30-day state of emergency to fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus. The state of emergency is effective until April 14, at 17:00. As of now, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country is 102. One has recovered and been discharged from hospital.