Brand hotels in Georgia have given space to the government free of charge in recent days to place Georgian citizens under quarantine in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus - COVID-19.
As of now 4,250 individuals have been placed under quarantine in 64 hotels throughout the country.
Georgia’s Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava said that most of the hotels have been allocated to the government free of charge. She thanked the owners of brand hotels and said that such unity and social responsibility of business is vitally important.
Natia Turnava thanked owners of brand hotels for allocation of their property to the government free of charge. Photo: economy.ge.
As you know, the Ministry of Economy with the help of Georgia’s National Tourism Administration (GNTA) has set up quarantine spaces in hotels throughout the country. The need for such spaces is increasing day by day… Support from the hotels is extremely important in such conditions. A well-secured quarantine space means protecting each of us. I’m sure that with the joint effort we will be able to cope with this challenge”, said Turnava.
National Tourism Administration is responsible for the creation, organization and management of quarantine zones and areas. Photo: GNTA.ge.
In recent days the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Holiday Inn, Moxy Tbilisi, Ibis Hotels and Dreamland Oasis Chakvi have set up rooms free of charge for recently arrived Georgian citizens who will have to be placed under quarantine for 14 days.
The head of the GNTA Mariam Kvirvishvili said that the organization provides hotel managers and staff with guidelines and rules to be followed to protect themselves from the virus.
Since February 26, 2020 Georgia has had 81 confirmed cases of the virus. Two were foreign citizens who left Georgia earlier this month via a charter flight.
As of now there are 66 patients in the country infected with the virus, including several minors.
The health condition of all minors is stable.
Health officials say that the condition of only four of 66 patients is critical.