Georgia has eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 increasing the total number of infected individuals to 23.
Head of Tbilisi Infectious Disease Hospital Tengiz Tsertsvadze that the new cases are again connected with Italy. In particular, all of the eight infected individuals had contact with those who have tested positive for coronavirus earlier.
Tengiz Tsertsvadze. Photo: 1TV.ge
Earlier today, Georgia evacuated 156 citizens from Italy via a charter flight by Georgian Airways as the Italian government has placed the entire country under lockdown.
Amid the new coronavirus outbreak Georgia has suspended direct flights with China, Iran and Italy, which are currently the largest centres of the outbreak.