26 Feb 2020 21:58

Georgia confirms first coronavirus case - health minister

TBILISI. Feb 26 (Interfax) - Georgia has confirmed the first case of infection with the novel coronavirus, Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze said at a briefing on Wednesday evening.

The virus was found in a Georgian citizen who arrived yesterday from Iran via Azerbaijan, Tikaradze said.

Georgia earlier suspended flights with China and evacuated its citizens who wished to leave the country.

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