Georgian President calls for ‘safety, not fear’ amid COVID-19 outbreak

President Zurabishvili also underscored that the fight against the virus should not grow into xenophobia or any other form of violence and called for everyone to stay aware of their responsibility as the citizens of this country. Photo: Salome Zurabishvili/Instagram, 12 Mar 2020 - 22:24, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili encourages citizens to be more careful amid the recent coronavirus outbreak in the world, which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

President Zurabishvili said in her video address today that considering the overall situation throughout the world, Georgia is effectively dealing with the outbreak. However, she said "it does not mean that we have to relax and not prepare for any possible scenario”.