Georgia has reported five cases of the Indian variant of Covid-19, the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announces.
It further says that the five travellers, who have tested positive for the Indian variant, have been identified.
Head of NCDC Amiran Gamkrelidze has told journalists that all of them had travelled to Middle East but arrived in Georgia at different times in mid-May.
Three foreign citizens have already left te country, while two two Georgian citizens have been sent to isolation.
Head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus has tweeted earleir today that the pandemic won't be over 'until and unless transmission is under control in every last country':
More #COVID19 cases have been reported this year than in the whole of 2020. No country should assume it's out of the woods, no matter its vaccination rate. The pandemic is not over, and it won't be until and unless transmission is under control in every last country. #WHA74 pic.twitter.com/gpXhNf7WQF— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) May 27, 2021
The coronavirus variant, which was first detected in India, has now been officially recorded in 53 territories worldwide, including Georgia.
As of now there are four mutations classed of Covid-19 as variants of concern: those first reported in Britain, South Africa, Brazil and India.
Georgia reported the strain of coronavirus that originated in the United Kingdom back in January.
Based on WHO data, there have been 168,040,871 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including 3,494,758 deaths over the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Georgia has reported 508 new cases of coronavirus, 1,481 recoveries and 17 deaths.