Starting today Georgia will close borders with neighbouring Armenia and Azerbaijan for ten days to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia discussed the temporary suspension of movement with Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijan PM Ali Asadov in telephone conversations yesterday.
The Georgian PM’s press office reported that the parties agreed to facilitate the return of their respective citizens through a humanitarian corridor.
Meanwhile, no restrictions will apply to cargo transportation as a transit corridor will also be ensured for freight.
#Georgia is ready to act&stop #COVID19 by implementing preventive measures in line w/@WHO recommendations @GovernmentGeo announced the measures it will take to limit the spread of #coronavirus in the country #StopCoV— Giorgi Gakharia (@GakhariaGiorgi) March 12, 2020
Read the full list of measures at https://t.co/A4jVwCXcRM
The Georgian government has moved into an emergency, round-the-clock regime after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of the China-born coronavirus a pandemic.
Based on www.stopcov.ge website, Armenia has eight confirmed cases of coronavirus and Azerbaijan has 15.