Coronavirus cases jump to 23 in Georgia

Coronavirus cases jump to 23 in Georgia
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  • calendar-gray 10 March 2020

Georgia has confirmed eight new cases of coronavirus infection bringing the total number in the country to 23, the information has been published on the government’s webpage stopcov.ge, APA reports.

Reportedly, there are 126 people under quarantine and 46 - under surveillance in hospitals.

Due to spread of the virus, the President of Georgia, Salome Zourabichvili, in coordination with other branches of government, canceled her planned visits to Bulgaria, Ukraine and Belgium, the Administration of the President of Georgia said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

Director General of the National Center for Disease Control says situation is under control

Amiran Gamkrelidze, Director General of the National Center for Disease Control, says the situation with coronavirus is under control in Georgia.

As he stated at today's press conference, there are 15 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Georgia.

"There were 466 possible cases that needed research. The confirmed cases of the coronavirus is still 15. 2 of them are linked with the travel to Iran, 1 to Spain, 7 to Italy, and 5 to the contact with the people, who have arrived from Italy," Amiran Gamkrelidze said.

He also thanked the medical staff for their tireless work.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my colleagues, doctors, medical staff, the Centers for Disease Control, which have been working tirelessly for two months 24 hours a day to keep the situation under control in the country," Amiran Gamkrelidze said.

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