Preventive measures against coronavirus launched in Georgia

Preventive measures against coronavirus launched in Georgia

Georgia's National Centre for Disease Control has launched preventive measures against the China-born coronavirus in places populated by Chinese all over the country.

"Citizens of China work on the East-West highway, a new section of road being built on the Rikoti Pass and on several Hydro Power Plants all over the country.  Starting from today medics from NCDC will visit the workplaces to provide employees with relevant information about the symptoms of the virus," the head of NCDC Amiran Gamkrelidze said.

He said that an individual with high temperature, cough or shortness of breath should urgently get medical assistance and treatment at infectious disease hospitalს, where the virus will be determined and decision will be taken by specialists for further action.

"In this case, we should follow all the epidemiological standards, including isolation of patients and using proper equipment," cited Gamkrelidze as saying.