Two cases of the new strain of coronavirus "Omicron" have been confirmed in Georgia. The head of the National Center for Disease Control, Amiran Gamkrelidze, stated at an online briefing.
"We investigated up to a dozen cases, but it turned out to be Delta and Delta +, and in two cases, the Omicron cases were confirmed. We checked several times, including with a German specialist who researched these strains, and in both cases, Omicron was confirmed, confirmed by both sequencing and a specific PCR test. Both are Georgian nationals with a history of travel to the United States and the Middle East, particularly Dubai. Both are isolated. A study of their 26 contacts is underway. In one case, we have ten contacts; in the second case - 16. 11 of them are foreigners, the rest are Georgian citizens. Their in-depth study is underway. Both infected people are in their apartment, in isolation, and the current condition is light," Gamkrelidze said.