11.Mar .2020 18:39

Georgian deputy minister of agriculture and environment tests positive for coronavirus

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Georgian Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Environment Iuri Nozadze has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, the ministry confirmed earlier today.

Nozadze is among the eight individuals who tested positive for the virus yesterday.

The ministry says that Nozadze’s family member tested positive for the virus last week and since that time he has been in isolation.

Initially he tested negative for the virus. However, a repeat test yesterday confirmed the virus. As he has not been at the ministry since last week, there are no threats of the virus having spread among his employees and the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment continues to work in the usual regime,” the statement reads.

As of now Georgia has 23 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with 21 of the cases connected with Italy and two with Iran.

No internal transmission of the virus has been confirmed so far.