"Now practically catching a cold means having a coronavirus," Paata Imnadze, the Deputy Head of the National Center for Disease Control, said at a briefing after the Interagency Coordination Council meeting.
"All the cold and respiratory diseases, 90 percent of them are COVID-19. Only one or two old coronaviruses are left, a cold-causing virus and a rhinovirus, causing nausea. These are very minor. Now every cold is a covid infection," he said.