Gov't identifying list of priority individuals for mandatory PCR testing:
Who’s on the list?

People in quarantine and people in self-isolation 24 hours before leaving the space  are included in the high-risk groups that will be subject to mandatory PCR testing. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 17 Jun 2020 - 15:17, Tbilisi,Georgia

In order to effectively manage increased epidemiological risks in light of the opening up of the Georgian economy, the government of Georgia has identified high-risk groups that will be subject to mandatory PCR testing, announces the government of Georgia.

The list includes the following areas:

Medical institutions:

  • Patients from any medical facility or outpatient clinic who have a fever and at the same time signs of respiratory disease or other suspicious clinical signs.
  • Medical staff working in medical institutions and in primary health care.
  • Staff of emergency medical care and disaster brigades
  • Beneficiaries and service personnel placed in specialised day care facilities for the elderly and disabled
  • All persons newly diagnosed with tuberculosis prior to inclusion in treatment
  • Staff working in psychiatric medical institutions
  • Patients on dialysis and their service personnel

Quarantine spaces:

  • People in quarantine and people in self-isolation 24 hours before leaving the space
  • Staff working in quarantine spaces
  • Persons employed in customs checkpoints and border crossings, as well as in economic zones
  • Personnel and epidemiologists employed in all inpatient medical facilities, intensive care and resuscitation departments
  • Epidemiologists of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health and Municipal Public Health Centers, which directly conducts research and / or testing of contacts
  • Staff involved in laboratory diagnostics of coronavirus
  • Drivers of international freight vehicles

The list also includes:

  • Military service personnel, as well as personnel participating in peacekeeping missions and individuals selected to be trained outside the country
  • Employees of the Special Penitentiary Service who have direct contact with the accused / convicts and the units of the Ministries of Internal Affairs
  • Employees of the National Food Agency who have contact with drivers of vehicles transporting international cargo
  • Public transport workers - city and intercity transport drivers

Today's meeting of the Intergovernmental Coordination Council concluded that the timely identification and treatment of possible cases is very important for successful fight against the coronavirus.