Azerbaijan has confirmed its second death due to the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, according to a statement.

The country’s operational headquarters on its coronavirus response said the patient had also been suffering from diabetes and heart disease.

Six additional patients were reported in the country, increasing the total to 81 with 2,914 suspected cases under quarantine.

As part of its measures to limit the spread of the virus, Baku extended its ongoing closure of its southern border with Iran until April 20.

Some organizations in the country also postponed the yearly holiday for the spring Nowruz Festival until April

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