4,500 Georgian citizens have been brought home since global coronavirus outbreak

  • The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus have reached 148 in Georgia, including the 27 patients who have recovered. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 3 Apr 2020 - 17:04, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian government has brought back 4,500 Georgian citizens from different coronavirus-hit areas since the COVID-19 outbreak began worldwide.

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani said that tomorrow, charter flights from Berlin, Warsaw, Athens and Larnaca will bring Georgian citizens back home. Additional flights will be carried out from Berlin on April 12 and from Amsterdam on April 14.

Zalkaliani also said that additional flights will likely be carried out from London on April 4.

 This process, organized in full compliance with the requirements of the World Health Organization protocol, will continue step by step. Georgian citizens have already returned from Berlin, Vienna and Amsterdam. 92 people arrived in Georgia by additional flights from Bulgaria yesterday, and today our citizens will return from Ukraine by ferry”, said Zalkaliani.

Zalkaliani mentioned that Georgia is one of the first countries to start returning its citizens from abroad in the very first days of the coronavirus outbreak, and will continue to do so in the future.

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus have reached 148 in Georgia, including the 27 patients who have recovered. 

5,392 are under quarantine and 319 others in hospitals in the country. 

More than one million people have been infected with COVID-19 worldwide. 

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