Georgia maintains two-week quarantine for all individuals entering country

Head of Georgia’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Amiran Gamkrelidze.Photo. netgazeti., 30 Jun 2020 - 15:12, Tbilisi,Georgia

All individuals who will enter Georgia will have to spend two weeks in quarantine.

Georgia is maintaining the measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus, head of Georgia’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Amiran Gamkrelidze stated earlier today. 

He said that family members who have accommodation may be allowed to go into self-isolation as an exception. 

Gamkrelidze stated that 86 per cent of patients have recovered from COVID-19 in Georgia and the country continues to keep the virus under control. 

However, ‘as the virus continues to spread worldwide, we must be very cautious.’ 

Gamkrelidze urged people to receive the flu vaccination as there is still no vaccine for the new coronavirus.

He stated that Georgia will buy 135,000 vaccines for risk groups and for commercial use.

Gamkrelidze said that most people who have tested positive for the coronavirus over the past several weeks were truck drivers. 

Deputy head of NCDC Paata Imnadze said that the new coronavirus has mutated and ‘it is very likely the virus will become more contagious.’ 

As of today 119 people remain infected with COVID-19 in Georgia.