Three people have tested positive for the new coronavirus in Georgia increasing the total number of infected individuals in the country to twelve.
Head of the Georgian National Centre for Disease Control Amiran Gamkrelidze said at a news briefing today that there is still no reason to panic.
Gamkrelidze called on the Georgian citizens who arrive from risk countries to be more responsible and do not hide their symptoms.
Please, don’t panic. There is no reason to panic”, he said, noting that most dangerous country for Georgia for now is Italy as the most people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have arrived from there.
One of the infected individuals is Gamkrelidze’s son Nikoloz. Gamkrelidze wrote on his Facebook that he contracted the illness from a coworker, who has been tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Georgia has suspended direct flights with Italy in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. Coronavirus in Georgia has mostly been detected in passengers who have travelled in Italy recently.