25 February 2021,   14:45
10 000 gold standard PCR tests have been imported in Georgia, 18 000 will be imported – the Minister of Health

At this stage, an additional 10 000 gold standard PCR tests have been imported in Georgia and 18 000 will be imported later. Such a statement made today the Minister of Health Ekaterine Tikaradze.

“Right now we have 2 000 PCR gold standard tests. We have also imported additional 10 000 tests and 18 000 tests are now being imported. The total number of orders is 84 000. Besides, we already have 4 000 antibody tests and 20 000 more are now being imported. We have signed an agreement, according to which, their total number is 24 000.

Rapid tests require more caution and supervision. Therefore, we will use these tests only in rare cases. We have 2 000 of them at this stage and 52 000 are on their way. As for the total number of orders, after the National Center for Disease Control confirms the safety and high reliability of these tests, we plan to import additional 200 000 tests”, - explained Ekaterine Tikaradze.