92 Georgian individuals infected with coronavirus abroad, 9 dead

The majority of infected individuals have mild or less severe forms of the virus. Photo: Interior Ministry press office

Agenda.ge, 14 Apr 2020 - 21:40, Tbilisi,Georgia

A total of 92 Georgian citizens have been infected with coronavirus abroad and nine have died, Deputy Georgian Foreign Ministry Mikheil Ninua reported earlier today. He said, the majority of infected individuals have mild or less severe forms of the virus. 

Ninua said that due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Georgian citizens are facing “unexpected challenges” abroad, therefore, special attention is paid to people with disabilities and severe diseases; pregnant women; minors; elderly people and students. 

Deputy Foreign Minister Mikheil Ninua spoke about the conditions of Georgian citizens abroad at the parliamentary Diaspora and Caucasus Issues Committee today. Photo: Foreign Ministry press office

Georgians are also able to consult doctors about the new coronavirus COVID-19 online in a number of countries, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Greece. 

As of now 5,238 Georgian citizens have been provided with accommodation, food and medicines abroad, while 5,866 individuals have been brought back to Georgia “by air, sea and land”. 

More special flights will be carried out to evacuate Georgians from foreign countries according to the following schedule:

  • April 14 – Amsterdam – Tbilisi
  • April 16 – Paris – Tbilisi
  • April 18 – Tel Aviv – Tbilisi
  • April 21 – Rome - Tbilisi
  • April 22 – Erbil - Batumi
  • April 24 – Barcelona – Tbilisi
  • April 27 – Warsaw - Tbilisi
  • April 30 – Madrid - Tbilisi
  • May 2 – Prague - Tbilisi

The flights will be carried out by the national flag carrier Georgian Airways, and ticket price will not exceed €199. Citizens returning to Georgia will be placed in mandatory 14-day quarantine.

As of today, Georgia has confirmed 296 cases of coronavirus, including 222 infected individuals, 69 recoveries and three deaths.