Georgia to receive 200,000 rapid tests from S. Korea to diagnose COVID-19

  • Georgia is waiting for 201,000 rapid tests to diagnose COVID-19 from South Korea and China. Photo:Shutterstock/danielmarin., 20 Mar 2020 - 13:24, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia will likely receive 200,000 rapid tests from South Korea to diagnose the COVID-19 virus, Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze said earlier today. 

We are waiting for the 200,000 tests to enter Georgia in the coming days,” Tikaradze said. 

She stated that China has already given 1,000 rapid tests to Georgia which will enter the country by the beginning of next week.  

We will be able to start using the rapid tests by the end of next week,” Tikaradze said.

Since February 26, 2020 Georgia has had 43 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one patient who has already been discharged. 

Three new people tested positive for the virus earlier today, who had been traveling in the US, bringing the total number of infected individuals in the country to 42.