The Tbilisi TV tower and other symbols of the Georgian capital lit up with the colors of the Italian flag as a sign of support and solidarity with Italy in the fight against the new coronavirus.
Our thanks to the municipality of Tbilisi and to the Georgian people for this gesture of solidarity and closeness to our country," wrote the Embassy of Italy to Georgia in response on its twitter account.
Tbilisi’s TV Tower and other symbols of the Georgian capital illuminated with the Italian flag ????????— Italy in Georgia (@ItalyinGeorgia) March 23, 2020
Thanks to the Municipality of Tbilisi and to the Georgian people for this gesture of solidarity and closeness to our country ❤️
@ItalyMFA @TbilisiCity pic.twitter.com/Zlq6Y8c4uX
Georgain Minister of Foreign Affairs David Zalkaliani responded to the display, saying "support and commitment can lead us out of the crisis.”
Tbilisi mast lit up with the colours of the #Italian flag in a show of solidarity with the country where the death toll from #COVID19 continues to rise. The pandemic has shown how vulnerable we are and how compassion, support and commitment can lead us out of the crisis ???????? ???????? pic.twitter.com/1OV46ZxuEh— David Zalkaliani (@DZalkaliani) March 23, 2020
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze also expressed his support to Italy on his twitter account with the hashtag 'ForzaItalia.'
The latest data shows that there are 63,927 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Italy. 6,078 people have died from the virus in the country.