21.Mar .2020 14:45

Georgia declares state of emergency

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Georgia declares a national emergency to prevent the spread of the coronavirus until April 21. 

Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said at a news briefing today that no more than ten people will be allowed to gather during this time.

"We emphasize that we limit the gatherings of citizens and once again call on everyone to stay at home as much as possible and take care of the health of our citizens, our elderly. Of course, if such a need arises, we have the option of further tightening and we can take even tougher measures. We are switching to the next stage of the spread of the virus — the stage of domestic spread — which requires special measures both from government and the people", Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said.

As of today, Georgia has a total of 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including the "patient zero", who has recovered and currently stays in self-isolation.