De facto Abkhazia to close Enguri Bridge crossing point to prevent coronavirus spread

  • Abkhazia made a decision to close the crossing point due to the coronavirus outbreak in Georgia. Photo: Apsnypress, 11 Mar 2020 - 23:12, Tbilisi,Georgia

De facto officials of the Russian occupied Georgian region of Abkhazia have announced that the Enguri Bridge crossing point, which connects the occupied region with the rest of the country, will close at 8 p.m. on March 14.

The occupied regions’s de facto Acting President Valeri Bganba, who issued a relevant order earlier today, which says that the decision to close the crossing point was made due to the COVID-19 o"utbreak in Georgia".

Valeri Bganba discussed preventive measures against COVID-19 with de facto Abkhaz officials on March 11. Photo:

As of today Georgia has 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The country has suspended direct flights with ChinaIran and Italy, which are currently the largest centres of the outbreak.