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Georgia PM Tests Positive for COVID-19 amid spike in cases

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Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday amid the fresh spike in cases  despite the vaccine rollout 

“I am feeling well,” Garibashvili, 38, said on Facebook. “I am in self-isolation and continuing to work remotely.”

It was reported that On Tuesday, Georgia registered 897 new cases of coronavirus  which is three times the average number of daily infections recorded over the past few months.

The ministry of health revealed that overall, the Black Sea nation of some four million people has registered more than 275,000 coronavirus cases and 3,832 deaths.

Sometimes in March, Georgia started a national vaccination campaign by administering medical workers with AstraZeneca’s jab.

In addition to some 43,000 doses of AstraZeneca provided through the Covax vaccine-sharing programme, Georgia also received enough doses of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine to inoculate some 14,000 people.

More than 11,600 people have been vaccinated so far, director of Georgia’s National Centre for Disease Control, Amiran Gamkrelidze, told journalists on Monday.

He said the rollout “needs to be accelerated”.

The authorities in Georgia have so far ruled out any further anti-virus curbs.

Deputy Health Minister Tamar Gabunia said on Monday there was “no need at this point” for further anti-pandemic restrictions.

In May last year, lockdown in Georgia state was lifted allowing people to reopen their shops but still enforcing the night-time curfew.

 

Source:Channels News 

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