Davit Gadelia, the Director-General of Vakhtang Bochorishvili clinic, says that the enforcement of restrictions to reduce the spread of the coronavirus is mandatory.
Mr. Gadelia advises citizens to follow recommendations.
"Doctors' advice are important to follow. I do not especially like the word 'lockdown,' but if this word implies ceasing the functioning of restaurants, markets, etc., they really must stop functioning. You must avoid even your family members, for the most serious outbreaks are inside. If you fail to do so, no resources in the world will prove enough," Gadelia said in his televised interview with Rustavi 2.
The country has registered 1,051 deaths (39 recent).
Georgia confirmed its first case of the novel virus on 26 February 2020. The WHO labeled the coronavirus a pandemic on 11 March 2020. The virus outbreak started in China in December of 2019. China confirmed the new coronavirus was contagious on 21 January and declared quarantine in its two cities.