All citizens entering Georgia to be placed under mandatory quarantine

  • Georgia has reported three new cases of COVID-19 virus earlier today, with a total number of infected standing at 32. Photo: Health Ministry press office.

Agenda.ge, 20 Mar 2020 - 14:12, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Minister of Health, Ekaterine Tikaradze has stated today that all citizens entering the country will be placed under mandatory quarantine starting from today to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  New quarantine zones will be arranged at the Sarpi, Larsi and Red Bridje customs checkpoints.

As the flow of Georgian citizens has increased at the checkpoints during the last days, we have been instructed by the Prime Minister to immediately set up quarantine zones on these three sites. Starting from today, all Georgian citizens will be placed under quarantine, as safety of each resident inside and outside the country is very important for us”, said Tikaradze.

Georgia has reported three new cases of COVID-19 virus earlier today, with the total number of infected standing at 42.

Since February 26, 2020, Georgia has had 43 confirmed cases of virus. However, one has recovered and discharged on March 16.

As of now 1,575 are under quarantine in Georgia, with 275 others in hospitals under the observation of medics.

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