Head of the Center for Disease Control Amiran Gamkrelidze says that people should not be worried over the possible spread of coronavirus in Georgia, because it is on the list of low-risk category countries. In Gamkrelidze's words, strenuous efforts have been exerted to prevent the spread of the infection here.
"All fears are baseless as Georgia has been classified as a low-risk country by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control; however, as people travel to China, and around four or five thousand people from China enter Georgia per month, the risk of an infected person entering the country exists. We are implementing every possible measure not to let this happen, though. The corresponding algorithm has already been formulated. Additionally, we have already provided the Revenue Service with recommendations by the World Health Organization and us in three different languages," Amiran Gamkrelidze said and expanded on the virus symptoms people must be particularly careful about. "If, after two weeks from entering the country, they will notice some suspicious symptoms, such as high temperature, headache, sore throat, heavy breathing, and cough, they must pay a visit to medical institutions, with four of them being particularly noteworthy: Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, and Zugdidi hospitals of infectious diseases."