A 29-year-old truck driver has tested positive for the new coronavirus in Zestaponi, in Georgia’s western region of Imereti today.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports that the infected truck driver was in self-isolation before the symptoms of the virus appeared. He entered Georgia from Armenia several days ago.
All individuals who had contact with the infected truck driver have been identified and self-isolated.
Imereti governor Zviad Shalamberidze said that the infected man has not been in contact with his family members. All the individuals he had contact with are identified and there is no danger of the virus spreading.
The patient has been transferred to the Kutaisi Referral Hospital. His health condition is stable.
Georgia has reported six new cases of the coronavirus earlier today, bringing the total number of cases to 713.
Four of the six cases are from the Mushevani village of Bolnisi municipality which is under strict lockdown.
475 of the 713 patients have recovered, while 12 others have died.