Half of imported coronavirus cases in Georgia are from Russia

  • 127 of 272 imported cases of the coronavirus to Georgia were from Russia. Photo: RFE/RL.

Agenda.ge, 29 Jul 2020 - 12:26, Tbilisi,Georgia

Almost half of the imported coronavirus cases to Georgia, 46.6 per cent, were from Russia, says the report released by Georgia’s National Centre for Disease Control yesterday.

As of July 11 Georgia has had 980 cases of the coronavirus. 

272 (27.7 per cent) of the 980 cases were imported. 

127 of the 272 imported cases were from Russia, 23 (8.4 per cent of the total) were from Turkey, 22 (8 per cent of the total) from Azerbaijan and the remaining 21 cases (7.7 per cent of the total) from Armenia. 

Georgia allows its citizens living abroad to return to the country. However, the individuals have to spend 14 days in quarantine.

Georgian citizens living in Russia and other foreign states are able to enter the country via land borders as flights have not resumed so far. 

As of July 29 Georgia has had 1,155 cases of the coronavirus.

929 of the 1,155 patients have recovered, while 16 others have died. 

As of today 210 people remain infected with COVID-19 in the country.