The pandemic situation in Georgia is under control, with figures for Covid-19-related deaths having not increased in the country over the last two weeks, Amiran Gamkrelidze, the Head of the National Centre for Disease Control, said on Thursday.
Gamkrelidze said Covid hospitals were currently not suffering overcrowding, as the BA.4 and BA.5, the new variants of the Omicron strand of the virus, characterised by mild symptoms unlike other variants.
The Head of the Centre also said Paxlovid, a Covid-19 treatment medication, had shown “quite a good effect” for patients in severe condition.
In most cases, there is no need to transfer patients with a confirmed Covid-19 diagnosis to hospital if they receive the medication within five days of the onset of symptoms”, Gamkrelidze noted.
He also noted individuals over 18 years of age with chronic diseases and high-risk groups were permitted to receive a third - or booster - shot of Covid-19 vaccines.