Coronavirus cases stand at 306 in Georgia, 69 patients recovered, 3 dead

  • Starting 9 p.m. today, the four main cities of Georgia will be placed under lockdown for ten days. Photo: Interior Ministry press office., 15 Apr 2020 - 11:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

Coronavirus cases stand at 306 in Georgia as of today. 69 of the 306 people have recovered, while three other patients, elderly people with several underlying illnesses, have died. 

As of today Georgia has 232 active cases of the virus. 

The four main cities of Georgia -  Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi and Rustavi -  will be put under lockdown starting 9 p.m. today, for at least ten days, per a statement made by Georgian PM Giorgi Gakharia yesterday to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. 

The state of emergency is likely to be prolonged until May 10.

The government has already addressed the president to submit the request to the parliament. 

Ruling party MP Mamuka Mdinaradze stated earlier today that the parliament is likely to vote on the issue on April 21. 

10 of the 232 infected individuals in the country are medical workers. 

The cleric who tested positive for the virus on April 14 said that he took communion several days before being hospitalised. 

All contacts of the guard in the Patriarchate, who also tested positive for the virus, have been identified in the village of Khovle, Kaspi municipality of Eastern Georgia. 

4,990 people are under quarantine and 462 others in hospitals in Georgia.

Three Georgian citizens, who tested positive for the virus abroad, are also undergoing treatment in the country.

Head of the National Disease Control Centre Amiran Gamkrelidze has urged people not to visit cemeteries for the Easter holiday this year as the country ‘has not yet reached the pick of spreading the virus.’ 

More than two million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide as of today.