Georgia confirms third case of coronavirus

  29 February 2020    Read: 673
  Georgia confirms third case of coronavirus

Head of the Georgian National Centre for Disease Control Amiran Gamkrelidze announced today that yet another Georgian citizen who recently travelled to Iran has tested positive for the coronavirus, known as COVID-19, reports citing georgian media.

Gamkrelidze said, this person was in close contact with the first Georgian citizen, who was infected while travelling to Iran for business. He, also, entered Georgia via Azerbaijani land border yesterday. 

Amiran Gamkrelidze said, health conditions of the three infected Georgian citizens who remain under quarantine at the Tbilisi infectious disease hospital are "satisfactory".

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili has called on Georgian citizens to remain calm and be responsible amid the recent coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Let’s spread #SafetynotFear! We need to show people that safety means remaining calm and being responsible”, Georgian President wrote on her Instagram page yesterday.
Her Instagram photos show Zurabishvili travelling on a public bus wearing a face mask. 

Georgian citizens have been recommended to temporarily avoid travelling to China, Iran, South Korea and Italy amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

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