Georgia PM tests positive for Covid-19


Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has tested positive for the coronavirus amid a fresh spike in cases in the Caucasus nation.

Garibashvili disclosed his health status ina facebook post on Tuesday.

“I am feeling well, I am in self-isolation and continuing to work remotely,” the Prime Minister said.

On Tuesday, Georgia registered 897 new coronavirus cases — three times the average number of daily infections recorded over the past months despite the start of a vaccine rollout recently.

Overall, the country has recorded more than 275,000 coronavirus cases and 3,832 deaths.

In mid-March, Georgia began a national vaccination campaign by inoculating medical workers with AstraZeneca’s jab.

In addition to some 43,000 doses of AstraZeneca provided through the Covax vaccine-sharing programme, Georgia also received enough doses of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine to inoculate some 14,000 people.

According to Georgia’s National Centre for Disease Control, more than 11,600 people have been vaccinated so far.

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