27 February 2020,   21:52
There is a minimum risk for spread of the virus in our country - Amiran Gamkrelidze

There is a minimum risk for spread of the virus in our country, however there is a theoretical risk. Such a statement made Amiran Gamkrelidze, the Director General of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, while speaking about the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China.

“The World Health Organization is convening an Emergency Committee of experts to assess whether the coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes an international emergency and the committee will issue recommendations.

We are already holding inner consultations and the internal working plan to determine future steps of the Center for Disease Control and what should be done throughout the country.

The Center will hold a meeting with Health Minister and the Ministry officials at 10:00am tomorrow. We will present our proposals and will carry out a coordinated work with the Ministry structures to agree on the measures that should be taken in the future. Georgia is far from this province and there are not direct flights”, - said Amiran Gamkrelidze.