Coronavirus in Georgia: 34 new cases, total number stands at 370

Starting today, it is mandatory to wear face masks at all closed public spaces in Georgia. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 17 Apr 2020 - 11:17, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has reported 34 new cases of the coronavirus earlier today, bringing the total number of cases to 370. 

Of the 370 patients 77 have recovered, while three others have died. 

As of today Georgia has 293 active cases of the virus. 

A total of 5,035 people are under quarantine in Georgia and 540 others are in hospitals. 

The government of Georgia has implemented further measures against the coronavirus in the country.

Starting 12 p.m. on April 17, all private vehicle traffic will be banned throughout the country until the end of the state of emergency. 

Moreover, it will be mandatory to wear face masks at all closed public spaces.

The four main cities of Georgia – Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi and Rustavi – have been put under lockdown for at least ten days starting April 15.

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

Churches will remain open for the Easter holiday.

Deputy Head of the National Disease Control Centre Paata Imnadze has urged people to stay home in order to avoid a situation similar to that seen in Italy in recent months.