A young Georgian woman suffering with cancer has died in Spain after being infected with COVID-19, Deputy Head of the Georgian National Disease Control Centre Paata Imnadze stated today.
Imnadze received information from the Georgian Foreign Ministry. He said the ministry is currently in communication with the Spanish officials, as well as the young woman’s family.
Earlier in March, a 74-year-old woman with underlying chronic disease has also died in Spain of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, today Georgia declared a state of emergency until April 21 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
President Salome Zurabishvili called on Georgian citizens to reveal a high level of responsibility and keep social distancing.
Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani has also called on the population to increase solidarity to stop the COVID-19 pandemic from spreading.
Our government prioritizes actions most likely to achieve the overarching goal of stopping the COVID-19 pandemic from spreading. we also need to increase solidarity to ensure that there is no further period of crisis to get through #COVID19 #Georgia https://t.co/IKM05q2vQL— David Zalkaliani (@DZalkaliani) March 20, 2020
Since February 26, 2020 Georgia has confirmed a total of 48 cases of coronavirus. However, the first patient who has recovered, was discharged and currently stays in self-isolation.