No new cases of coronavirus in Georgia, 11 test negative

  • As of now there is only one confirmed case of coronavirus in Georgia. Photo: Reuters., 28 Feb 2020 - 11:33, Tbilisi,Georgia

No new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Georgia, with 11 patients who have recently come back from countries experiencing an outbreak of the new coronavirus testing negative, head of the Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases Marina Ezugbaia stated earlier today.

She said that the only man having the coronavirus in Georgia feels good and needs no special treatment.

He has a mild form of the virus,” she said.

Ezugbaia stated that as of now 28 patients remain at hospital with the symptoms of flu.

Analyses of nine patients of the 28 have been sent to the Lugar Lab to be checked for the new coronavirus.

Georgia confirmed its first case of coronavirus on February 26.

A 50-year-old Georgian citizen, who travelled in Iran and came back to the Georgian border via Azerbaijan by taxi, tested positive for the virus.

Georgia, which paused flights with Iran earlier this month, also imposed restrictions for road travel with the country as soon as virus was confirmed.