Vendors at all open markets in Georgia will undergo mandatory PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing for the coronavirus in the coming days, as five employees of the open air Lilo Market in Tbilisi tested positive for the virus several days ago.
Head of the National Centre for Disease Control Amiran Gamkrelidze said earlier today that out of 1,415 vendors at Lilo Market, five were tested positive for the coronavirus
Epidemiologists will receive the results of 500 test samples today. Medics should pay attention to two major points in the country - the Lilo open market and Georgia’s eastern Gardabani municipality. The majority of the newly infected individuals are from the villages of Gardabani municipality, and many residents of the municipality are employed at the Lilo open market”, said Gamkrelidze.
Georgia has reported six new cases of the coronavirus earlier today. Four of the six new cases are imported, one is connected with the Gachiani cluster (Gardabani municipality), while the source of infection for one individual remains unidentified.
Most of the new cases over the past several days were connected with Gardabani municipality in eastern Georgia and Lilo open market where many Gardabani inhabitants work as vendors.
The Karajalari village in Gardabani municipality remains under quarantine.
As of today 199 people remain infected with COVID-19 in the country.