“The pandemic has led to solidarity between Muslims and Jews, and Azerbaijan is one of the first countries to demonstrate this solidarity, Eric Gozlan, Director of the International Council for Diplomacy and Dialogue told Report’s local bureau.

The Azerbaijani government strived to exchange experience from the very first day, said the expert.

“Azerbaijan recorded coronavirus cases later than other states, although the infection has already spread in neighboring countries. The government has achieved success in the fight against the epidemic by closely monitoring the measures taken in other countries. Today, Azerbaijan has a small number of coronavirus cases. The main aspect is the number of recoveries, not the victims. The recovery rate is high in Azerbaijan. In this sense, it is an example for other countries,” he stressed.

“Azerbaijan has always attached great importance to the inter-religious dialogue, and organized significant international events to boost these relations,” the French expert added.

Azerbaijan confirmed a total of 5,662 coronavirus cases, 3,508 recoveries, and 68 related deaths so far.

The country imposed a month-long lockdown on March 24 and first extended it until May 31, then June 15.

From May 31, the country eased some restrictions, reopening large shopping centers and malls (except for children and other entertainment centers, cinemas, and public catering spaces), allowing outdoor sports events without spectators. Moreover, on-site customer service in restaurants, cafés, tea houses, as well as all public catering establishments will be restored from 08:00 to 22:00 (except for the public catering establishments using hookah and organization of mass festivities, meetings with more than ten people).