WHO Director-General praises Georgia's coronavirus response

  • Ambassador of Georgia to the UN Office in Geneva Alexandre Maisuradze met with Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today. Photo: 1TV.

Agenda.ge, 19 Aug 2020 - 17:30, Tbilisi,Georgia

Ambassador of Georgia to the UN Office in Geneva Alexandre Maisuradze and Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus have discussed the current coronavirus situation in Georgia and the measures taken by the Georgian government in response to the coronavirus crisis at today's meeting, announces the Georgian Foreign Ministry. 

The WHO Director-General praised Georgia’s coronavirus situation and noted that the country is exemplary not only for the fight against COVID-19, but also for introducing a universal healthcare programme, as well as combating Hepatitis C and  fulfilling obligations under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control”, stated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Georgia has reported 10 new cases of the coronavirus earlier today.

Medical Director of Tbilisi Infectious Disease Hospital Marina Ezugbaia said that one new patient contracted the virus from the Lenjeri village of Mestia municipality, four from contact with an infected individual and two cases were ‘imported’. She said that the source of infections has not been identified in the remaining three cases.

Since February 26, 2020 Georgia has had 1,361 cases of the coronavirus. 

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