2,400 tested for coronavirus in the village under quarantine, some refuse testing

  • Karajalari was placed under quarantine on July 24. Photo: NCDC press office. 

Agenda.ge, 31 Jul 2020 - 14:55, Tbilisi,Georgia

More than 2,400 locals of Karajalari village in Gardabani municipality in eastern Georgia, which is under lockdown, have been tested for the coronavirus with the use of PCR tests, Kvemo Kartli governor Shota Rekhviashvili stated earlier today. 

He said some people in the village ‘strongly refuse’ to be tested for the coronavirus which delays the process.  

Rekhviashvili urged locals to cooperate. 

He said that 61 inhabitants of Gardabani municipality have tested positive for the coronavirus so far, while 37 of the 61 individuals are from the Karajalari village. 

Georgia has reported eight new cases of the coronavirus earlier today, bringing the total number of cases to 1,168. 

940 of the 1,168 patients have recovered, while 17 others have died. 

As of today 211 people remain infected with COVID-19 in the country.