Since March about 1,000 people have entered Tbilisi-controlled territory from Georgia’s occupied regions, of which 316 were patients that were brought to hospitals for different diagnoses, says the State Ministry for Reconciliation and Civic Equality of Georgia.
To deal with the pandemic, the Georgian government and international organizations regularly supply medical equipment, medicines and hygiene items to the Abkhaz region,” says the ministry.
UNHCR happy to support WHO in moving critical medical supplies in Abkhazia, with thanks to donors EU and USAID @EUinGeorgia @USAIDGeorgia @WHO @Refugees @UNHCRGeorgia pic.twitter.com/if5TaERzeG— Kemlin Furley (@KemlinFurley) August 20, 2020
Since the outbreak of the pandemic in occupied Abkhazia, four coronavirus infected patients, including two medics, have been transferred to the central government-controlled area for treatment. One of them has already recovered, while the treatment of three continues.
To counter the COVID-19 pandemic, a new hospital has opened in the village of Rukhi located about a kilometre from Enguri Bridge, which connects Russia-occupied Abkhazia with the rest of Georgia.
Also, a field hospital has been opened near Enguri Bridge where patients brought from the occupited terrotory are admitted in order to be hospitalised according to their needs.
As of now, the so-called Akhalgori crossing point is closed and the Tskhinvali region remains completely closed and isolated.
The Georgian government has expressed readiness to help the Tskhinvali population amid the coronavirus.