"The Georgian government has moved to a state of emergency," the Prime Minister said at a cabinet meeting.
"Due to the unfortunate statistics in the world, we can say that we are relatively capable of dealing with these challenges, though we have no reason to relax, we are obliged to be prepared to respond to these challenges. First, we need to look after the elderly, the children, and each other. All government agencies are on a 24-hour shift. It applies to the relevant agencies of the Ministry of Health, Internal Affairs, Justice, Education, Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Finance and those operating on the borders of Georgia," the Prime Minister said.
The World Health Organization officially announced the pandemic of a new type of coronavirus, COVID-19, on March 11. The organization calls on countries to fight an aggressive disease.
There are 24 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Georgia.
Currently, there are 295 people in quarantine and 49 in inpatient care.