Volunteers from Red Cross, Tbilisi City Hall to help 2,500 elderly people amid coronavirus

  • Those who wish to volunteer should call the City Hall’s hotline 2 722222, or the Red Cross’s hotline 0800 000 018, register as a volunteer and undergo training. Photo: Georgia Red Cross Society.

Agenda.ge, 20 Mar 2020 - 17:00, Tbilisi,Georgia

Volunteers from the Tbilisi City Hall and the Georgian Red Cross Society (GRCS) will provide food, medications and hygiene products to 2,500 elderly individuals at the first stage in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus – COVID-19, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze stated today.

These days have shown us once again a strong sense of solidarity from the Georgian society. From now on it is important to use our resources correctly. Business has become very active in recent days… Our duty is to take care of the elderly, as they are at high risk for spreading the virus”, said Kaladze.

Kaladze urged society, individuals from the business sector to help elderly people living alone at the first stage.

Tbilisi Mayor Kaladze has explained that those elderly individuals, who are in need of help, should call at the City Hall’s hotline 2 72 22 22 and register. 2,500 citizens have already registered. 

Each volunteer will be properly equipped in order to avoid the virus.

Those who wish to volunteer should call the City Hall’s hotline 2 722222, or the Red Cross’s hotline 0800 000 018, register as a volunteer and undergo training.

The Georgian Red Cross Society conducts trainings on personal safety standards, rules for the usage of personal safety equipment, social stigma, principles of self-isolation and stress management.

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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