WHO names Georgia as country performing well in fight against coronavirus

  • "China's rapid response has allowed other countries to implement rapid measures against the pandemic,” Smallwood said. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 8 May 2020 - 12:00, Tbilisi,Georgia

The World Health Organization (WHO) sees many positive signs from different countries in the fight against the new coronavirus outbreak including Georgia, noted Catherine Smallwood, WHO's senior health emergency officer for Europe.

We see positive signs from many countries, including those most affected ones in the European region, as well as from other countries that have taken early measures, such as Georgia, where we see relatively low cases of the coronavirus infected people compared to other European countries,” said Smallwood.

She noted that all these countries, including China, have responded to the outbreak of the coronavirus at an early phase of the spread of the virus.

China's rapid response has allowed other countries to implement rapid measures against the pandemic,” Smallwood said, repsponding to the question of  Interpressnews asked at a press conference for media representatives about how timely the response of China and other European countries to the pandemic was.

She added that there will come a time to look back and see what could have been done better, but she added that now it is more important to look forward and be careful not to move backwards.

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