Head of NCDC: ‘so-called strict lockdowns won’t be introduced throughout country’

  • Georgia has reported a record 57 new cases of the coronavirus earlier today. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 10 Sep 2020 - 16:15, Tbilisi,Georgia

Head of Georgia’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Amiran Gamkrelidze says that so-called strict lockdowns will not be introduced throughout the country, though if new clusters appear, there may be local responses when needed.

Gamkrelidze said that today’s 57 new cases of infection are already a serious increase.

As usual, respiratory viruses appear at the end of October in the country, or in the middle of November… As of now, there is an internal circulation of the infection in Georgia and we must do everything in order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. There will not be so-called strict lockdowns in Georgia, though, if needed, we may have local, targeted responses”, said Gamkrelidze.

Gamkrelidze also said that schoolchildren should not be allowed to go to school if they have respiratory symptoms.

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As for universities, the main recommendation of epidemiologists is that both lecturers and students should wear face masks.

Georgia has reported a record 57 new cases of the coronavirus earlier today.

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