Coronavirus: what to do in case of suspicious symptoms?

The three new cases of COVID-19 in Georgia are connected with the US. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 20 Mar 2020 - 14:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze says that if one has suspicious symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, they should use the hot line number 1505, which works around the clock. 

Tikaradze says that after a consultation, a decision will be made as to how and to where to transport such individuals if necessary. 

Individuals can also phone 116 001, a hotline that functions during regular working hours. 

Tikaradze stated that an emergency centre will be set up at the Republican Hospital in Tbilisi (Vazha Pshavela Avenue 29) which will specify where to send people - into isolation, self-isolation or elsewhere based on the situation. 

She said that individuals who traveled abroad or had contact with those who had visited foreign states must keep isolated from family members and the public for two weeks at least. 

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.