COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia (country)

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COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia (country)
COVID-19 Outbreak Cases in Georgia per regional unit (municipality).svg
Map of the COVID-19 outbreak in Georgia as of 12 April 2020 per municipality.
(as of 12 April):
Red dots represent medical centers currently treating patients
     Strict quarantine regime     Confirmed cases reported
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationGeorgia
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseTbilisi
Arrival date26 February 2020 (4 months and 26 days)
Confirmed cases667[1]
Recovered383[1]
Deaths
12[1]
Government website
stopcov.ge

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Georgia when its first case was confirmed in Tbilisi on 26 February 2020.[2]

All flights from China and Wuhan to Tbilisi International Airport were cancelled until 27 January. The Health Ministry announced that all arriving passengers from China would be screened. Georgia also temporarily shut down all flights to Iran.[3]

On 26 February, Georgia confirmed its first COVID-19 case. A 50-year-old man, who returned to Georgia from Iran.[4][2][5][6]

On 12 March, President Salome Zourabichvili, in a televised appearance called for calm and unity.[7]

As of 15 March, 33 cases were confirmed, 637 were held under quarantine and 54 were under hospital supervision.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "StopCOV.ge". Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "First Case of Coronavirus Reported in Georgia". georgiatoday.ge. Archived from the original on 26 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  3. "თბილისის აეროპორტში მგზავრებს "კორონავირუსზე" ამოწმებენ". imedinews.ge. 25 January 2020. Archived from the original on 26 January 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. "საქართველოში კორონავირუსის პირველი შემთხვევა დადასტურდა". Archived from the original on 28 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  5. "Georgia Confirms First Case of Coronavirus". Civil.ge. 2020-02-26. Archived from the original on 27 February 2020. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  6. "Georgia reports second case of coronavirus". Agenda.ge. Archived from the original on 28 February 2020. Retrieved 2020-02-28.
  7. "სალომე ზურაბიშვილი კორონავირუსთან დაკავშირებით მიმართვას ავრცელებს". imedinews.ge. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  8. "Prevention of Coronavirus Spread in Georgia". Retrieved 15 March 2020.