Epidemiologists, doctors monitoring health conditions of Marneuli population on lockdown due to virus fears

  • Marneuli and Bolnisi municipalities have more than 158,000 people total. Photo: IPN.

Agenda.ge, 24 Mar 2020 - 15:08, Tbilisi,Georgia

Epidemiologists and doctors are monitoring the population of Marneuli municipality in eastern Georgia, which has been placed under lockdown after a local, 62-year-old woman tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Starting nine o’clock today, epidemiologists and doctors have been monitoring the health conditions of [Marneuli] residents,” said Eter Laperadze, the Head of the Marneuli Municipality Center for Disease Control and Public Health earlier today.

She said that the direct contacts of the infected woman were checked yesterday and only one of them had a moderate temperature and has already been self-isolated.

The woman may have come into direct or indirect contact with as many as 1,700 people in the run up to her diagnosis with coronavirus.

This is the second day that Marneuli and Bolnisi municipalities in eastern Georgia have been placed under lockdown.

Twelve checkpoints have been set up in Marneuli and Bolnisi municipalities in eastern Georgia on major roads yesterday in order to monitor traffic in the region.

Only local residents are allowed to enter the area, however they are not allowed to leave the area for two weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The two municipalities have more than 158,000 people total.

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