Yes, if and when required, tests are administered for free.
Please contact your physician via phone in case of fever, coughing or shortness of breath. Family physician’s consultations are available around-the-clock for free. 112 will refer you to a healthcare institution.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) mainly gets tranamited via droplets in a close contact with an infected individual.
The cases of spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) through touching packages have not been reported.
The demand for face masks increased due to novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). That caused shortage of the face masks globally and emergence of the problem of the price. The work aimed at solving this problem is ongoing.
The diagnostic tests (assay) are performed when the doctor suspects coronavirus case. The diagnostic testing for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), including specific tests are fully funded by the Government.
If you were in a country with a COVID-19 outbreak, entered to Georgia several days ago and does not have symptoms of coronavirus infection you should stay in self-isolation for 14 days. If you developed clinical signs of the disease you should address a family doctor or a Hospital of Infectious Diseases.
In cases when the citizens do not have increased body temperature and other symptoms of the infection, but during last 14 days, they have travelled to the high risk countries and have had possible contacts with infected persons or have been placed at Hospital of Infectious Diseases as suspected coronavirus case without further diagnostic confirmation of the infection, they are advised for isolation. The isolation period lasts 14 days and implies either quarantine or self-isolation.
Self-isolation recommendations are available at: https://www.moh.gov.ge/uploads/files/2020/Failebi/Danarti_N11_korona.pdf
If the person placed in quarantine zone is employed, the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs is authorized to issue a certificate having the equal power with a sick leave certificate, upon the request.
At this stage high-risk countries of spreading the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) : China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Germany, Spain, Austria, France, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, USA and UK.
The main recommendations are: avoid contacts with the people with respiratory infections, frequently wash hands; avoid touching face/eyes/mouth with hands; follow hygiene rules; observe cough and sneeze etiquette, avoid close, unprotected contact with animals in the street.
For more detailed information, visit: https://www.moh.gov.ge/ka/741/
- Confirmed Coronavirus Cases - 115
- Recovered - 22
- Under Quarantine - 5106
- Under Hospital Supervision - 294
Data will be updated on a daily basis