Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said the ‘high sense of responsibility’ of Georgian citizens, ‘swift government action’ and international support from its partners ‘have been invaluable’ in the fight against the coronavirus.
High sense of responsibility from our citizens, swift government action & int’l support from our partners have been invaluable in the fight against #COVID19 pandemic. Read full article below: t.co/OqQzQh7OMO
— Giorgi Gakharia (@GakhariaGiorgi) May 17, 2020
PM Gakharia also referred to the recent article of the Washington Post which named Georgia among countries, which have ‘gained newfound recognition as the world takes note of their early, and still tentative, successes’.
In their article Adam Taylor and Miriam Berger noted that ‘as the coronavirus rages in neighbouring Russia, Georgia has emerged as an island of calm’.
Prompt government action, such as required temperature screenings at airports in late January and early restrictions on international travel, appear to have helped beat back the outbreak”, the authors wrote.
The authors also said that the country of some 3.75 million people ‘has kept confirmed cases below 700, with 12 deaths, earning the World Health Organization’s praise’.
As of now, Georgia has confirmed a total of 695 cases of COVID-19, including 425 recoveries and twelve deaths.