The second case of coronavirus has been reported in Georgia. The head of the National Center for Disease Control confirmed this information a few minutes ago.
According to Amiran Gamkrelidze, the patient recently returned from Italy.
Georgia confirmed the second case of coronavirus
As the Director of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health says, another person identified with new coronavirus is a Georgian citizen, who arrived in Kutaisi International Airport from Italy.
“The person did not show symptoms upon arrival. The symptoms began to emerge the next day. The person flew to Kutaisi from Italy. His/her condition is satisfactory”, - added Gamkrelidze.
87 people are under quarantine in Georgia
He added that as of now 29 patients remain at the Tbilisi Hospital of Infections Diseases with samples taken of 24 of them. The individuals had travelled in countries who are experiencing the outbreak of the respiratory infection. According to Gamkrelidze, it is not impossible some of the individuals may test positive.
“The number of infected individuals is increasing worldwide, with the virus already spread in 51 foreign states. Six new countries confirmed their first cases of the virus today. As of now the measures for containment of the virus - closing borders and similar - do not work much and more focus is now being made on the isolation of infected people and treatment. As for Georgia, currently 87 people are under quarantine in Georgia, being observed by medics, in Sachkhere and Abastumani regions of Georgia and at the center of Tuberculosis in Tbilisi”, - concluded Gamkrelidze.
Tsertsvadze - The second person, infected by coronavirus, is a 31-year-old woman
The second person, infected by coronavirus, is a 31-year-old woman, she has been in Italy with friends. Such a statement made Tengiz Tsertsvadze, the Head of the Infectious hospital.
According to him, the tourist group traveled to Italian cities where the risk of COVID-19 was lower, but the risk of coronavirus infection in Italy is almost everywhere: “The patient’s health condition is satisfactory, she has no complaints, no fever, but the virus has been confirmed in the laboratory, which means that she is infected”.
Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Belarus
Lithuania reported its first case of coronavirus early Friday morning. A female patient was diagnosed with the virus after returning from Verona in northern Italy on February 24.
Belarus has also registered its first case of coronavirus - the carrier is a student from Iran.
The first case of coronavirus confirmed in Azerbaijan. The operational headquarters of the Cabinet of Ministers shared the information about the fact.