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COVID-19 Georgia Live Blog: University Entrant Tests Positive at Unified National Exams

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As of July 10, 13:00, Georgia has confirmed 973 cases of the novel coronavirus of which 846 patients recovered and 15 died. 109 patients are now undergoing COVID-19 treatment. In addition, 3 infected Georgian citizens have been transferred from neighboring countries to Georgia for treatment. Currently, 4851 people are kept in a 14-day mandatory quarantine, while 231 patients remain under observation in hospitals. 

(Data will be updated according to the state-run website stopcov.ge – Civil.Ge’s note)

Friday, July 10

16:45 GMT+4 – Abkhaz to Open ‘Humanitarian Corridor’ for Returning Residents

The Moscow-backed Abkhaz authorities will open a humanitarian corridor for its ”citizens” returning to the region from Georgia proper, Abkhaz media reported. The Abkhaz authorities will open the Enguri crossing point from July 13 through July 17, during 10:00 – 20:00 (Tbilisi time). 

16:30 GMT+4 – Ombudsman’s Office Releases Monitoring Report of Quarantine Spaces During Pandemic

The Public Defender’s Office released a monitoring report of quarantine spaces carried out by its Special Preventive Group in March-May 2020, based on detailed interviews with 112 respondents at 41 hotels.

According to the Office, most of the respondents said that the law enforcement officers, medical and hotel staff treated them “ethically.” However, shortcomings in food and water supply during long transportation and airport delays were also mentioned.

The monitoring showed that most of the respondents were placed alone, were not offered any activities during the day, were not allowed to leave the room, and about half of them did not have a balcony.

“The monitoring made it clear that persons in the quarantine space were rarely provided with written or oral information on the reason for their transfer to the quarantine space, their rights, duties or complaints mechanisms,” the Office said.

It also added that “since no expedited procedure for reviewing a case has been established, the use of a complaints mechanism may be meaningless as the decision may be made after the quarantine period expires.”

16:00 GMT+4 – University Entrant Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Unified National Exams

A university entrant, who passed the Unified National Exams on July 7, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Head of the National Disease Control Center (NCDC), Amiran Gamkrelidze reported earlier today.

Gamkrelidze added that late yesterday he had communication with the Education Ministry and the National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC) to prevent further spread of the infection by isolating those entrants who passed exams with the infected individual.

10:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports Five New Cases, Two More Recoveries

Georgia reports five new cases of the novel coronavirus, increasing the total confirmed cases to 973. In the meantime, five more recoveries were reported, bringing the number of overall recoveries to 846. The number of active cases stands at 112. 

10:23 GMT+4 – Tskhinvali Confirms Two New Cases

Moscow-backed authorities in Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia have confirmed two new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the region’s total confirmed cases to 87, according to RES news agency. The two new patients have returned to Tskhinvali region from North Ossetia, the Russian Federation. The two patients have been undergoing mandatory quarantine as they tested positive for the virus. 

With 85 patients having recovered, the occupied region’s number of active cases now stands at 2. 

Thursday, July 9

10:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports Five New Cases, Three More Recoveries

Georgia reports five new cases of COVID-19 infection, bringing the total confirmed cases to 968. In the meantime, three more recoveries were recorded, bringing the number of overall recoveries to 844. The number of active cases stands at 109. 

Wednesday, July 8

11:05 GMT+4 – Georgia to Reopen ‘Unconditionally’ for Germany, France, Baltic States

Georgia will unconditionally reopen its borders to the citizens of five EU countries – Germany, France, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – arriving via direct flights, Prime Minister’s spokesperson, Irakli Chikovani announced after the meeting of the coronavirus task force. 

11:00 GMT+4 – Five New Cases, Three More Recoveries Reported

Georgia reports five new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 963. In the meantime, three more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 841.

Medical Director of Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases, Marina Ezugbaia, told journalist today that four out of the five new cases are imported cases – with three being the truck drivers and one patient having tested positive for COVID-19 while undergoing mandatory quarantine. The fifth case represents a community transmission, she added.  

Tuesday, July 7

10:00 GMT+4 – Five New Cases, Eight More Recoveries Reported

Georgia has reported five new cases of COVID-19, increasing the number of total confirmed cases in the country to 958. Medical Director of Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases, Marina Ezugbaia told journalists today that out of the five new patients three are the truck drivers, while the two others are Georgian citizens that have confirmed positive for COVID-19 during two weeks long mandatory quarantine, as they have recently returned to the country from neighboring Armenia. 

In the meantime, eight more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 838. The number of active cases stands at 105. 

Monday, July 6 

14:01 GMT+4 – Conferences, Training in Indoors Allowed

The coronavirus task force announces that holding conferences and training activities taking place indoors are allowed effective from today. 

14:00 GMT+4 – Gyms, Swimming Pools to Reopen

Gyms and swimming pools that will meet the special regulations will be allowed to reopen, the coronavirus task force led by Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia announced today. With no universal timetable of reopening revealed, the facilities will open after the examination carried out by the Labor Inspection Service. 

11:00 GMT+4 – All Patients Recovered, Tskhinvali Says

Moscow-backed authorities in Georgia’s Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia have reported that all 85 COVID-19 patients have now recovered, according to RES news agency. No COVID-related deaths were reported in the region. 

Tskhinvali confirmed the first three cases of the novel coronavirus on May 5. 

10:00 GMT+4 – Two New Cases, Two More Recoveries

Georgia has reported two new cases of COVID-19, increasing the number of total confirmed cases in the country to 953. Two more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 830. The number of active cases stands at 108. 

Sunday, July 5

10:00 GMT+4 – Five New Cases, Three More Recoveries 

Georgia has reported five new cases of the novel coronavirus in the country, increasing the tally of total confirmed cases to 951. In the meantime, the number of recoveries rose by three to 828. 

Saturday, July 4

10:30 GMT+4 – Three New Cases, Four Recoveries Reported

Georgia has reported three new cases of the novel coronavirus, increasing the number of total confirmed cases to 946. In the meantime, four more patients have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the number of overall recoveries to 825. To date, the number of active cases stand at 106. 

Friday, July 3

11:00 GMT+4 – Four New Cases, Four Recoveries Reported

Georgia reports four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 943. In the meantime, four more patients have recovered, taking the overall number of recoveries to 821. The number of active cases stand at 107. 

Thursday, July 2

11:00 GMT+4 – 8 More Cases, 23 Recoveries Reported

Georgia has reported 8 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 939, according to StopCov.ge. In the meantime, 23 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 817.

Wednesday, July 1

10:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Registers 3 New Cases

Three more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection in Georgia, taking the total to 931, according to stopcov.ge, a government-run website. Total recoveries stand at 794.

To date, there are 122 active cases of coronavirus infection. 

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