UPDATED: Georgia confirms yet another new case of coronavirus, with total cases at 49

  • Individuals who travelled 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. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 21 Mar 2020 - 19:21, Tbilisi,Georgia

Updated: 19:21

Georgia has confirmed one more new case of COVID-19, increasing the total number of infected individuals to 49. 

Yet another new case of the coronavirus was confirmed earlier today as well. 

Earlier: 11:35

Since February 26, 2020 Georgia has confirmed a total of 47 cases of coronavirus. However, the first patient who has recovered, was discharged and currently stays in self-isolation.

As of today 1,966 individuals are under quarantine in Georgia, while 259 others - under medical observation at hospitals, based on www.stopcov.ge - a website aimed to inform the population of the spread of the COVID-19 and its prevention.

Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Individuals who travelled 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. 

Those who have suspicious symptoms can call 1505 (works around the clock) and 116 001 (functions during regular working hours)

Meanwhile, all malls will be temporarily closed in the country, except groceries, pharmacies, gas stations, post offices and banks.

Georgia has completely shut down air traffic in the country in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as well. 

Director General of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus held a press conference yesterday calling on everyone, especially the youth to stay home and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in their societies:

Georgian President has also called on everyone to refrain from public gatherings, including birthdays, weddings and funerals, saying "this is the challenge that we should all overcome together, but in distance"

Stressing importance of staying home, Zurabishvili said earlier this week that "each of us might be infected without knowing it, therefore, we should stay take care of our relatives, neighbours and friends".

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