11 employees of Interior Ministry test positive for COVID-19

The Interior Ministry reported that epidemiologists are now actively studying their contacts and that over 20 individuals were already transferred to the quarantine zone. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 11 Aug 2020 - 23:53, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Interior Ministry reported earlier today that its eleven employees have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Seven infected individuals, who are employees of the border management and coordination main division of the patrol police department, were infected at Dariali border crossing point.

Three others - a firefighter, security and border police officers - tested positive for the coronavirus in quarantined Mestia municipality, while a security police inspector tested positive in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.

Mestia municipality in western Georgia was placed on lockdown yesterday: