It can be said that the first rapid response steps were taken quite effectively in Mestia. Such a statement made today the Prime Minister of Georgia during the meeting of the Interagency Coordination Council.
“The Ministry of Internal Affairs ensured the enforcement of the restrictions imposed by the Government. These restrictions cause inconvenience to both locals and tourists, but the health of citizens is of the highest value.
It turns out that we probably timely detected the risk of a virus outbreak in Mestia, but we do not have a complete picture yet. By the end of the day, we will know the results of 1 000 tests.
919 citizens were transferred from Svaneti to quarantine zones yesterday. As of today, we have 7,700 people in quarantine areas and although the relevant agencies, the Ministry of Economy and the Tourism Agency are doing their best, the situation here is already quite tense”, - said Giorgi Gakharia.