Second case of coronavirus in Georgia – virus detected in young woman returning from Italy
The virus was discovered in a Georgian citizen who returned from a five-day trip to Italy. She returned to the country through Kutaisi airport.
On the day of arrival, the 31-year-old woman had no symptoms, but the next day she felt unwell and went to the doctor.
The patient’s condition is currently satisfactory, and she is in the infectious diseases hospital in Tbilisi.
According to a representative of the clinic, at present she does not have a fever or any other symptoms.
Specialists are now conducting an epidemic study – that is, they are looking for people who have had contact with the infected person since she returned to Georgia.
The Lugar lab is checking two other patients.
“It is possible that the coronavirus may also be detected in them,” said Amiran Gamkrelidze, head of the Center for Disease Control.
Currently, 87 people are quarantined in Georgia.
35 of them are in children’s wards.
Specialists recommend that all citizens returning from Italy remain in isolation for 14 days. If someone has symptoms during this period of fever, cough, shortness of breath, they should consult a doctor.
Previously, the virus was discovered in a Georgian citizen who returned from Iran through Azerbaijan.