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Georgia begins evacuation of its citizens with help of Turnkey and France

By Nika Gamtsemlidze
Monday, February 3
On February 1, three Georgian citizens evacuated from Wuhan were flown to Ankara by Turkish military aircraft. The Foreign Ministry spokesman Vladimir Konstantinid talked about this at a briefing on February 2.

According to him, evacuated citizens from Wuhan will undergo a 2-week-long medical observation.

According to the statement of the Georgian Ambassador to Turkey, Giorgi Janjgava, the health of Georgian citizens evacuated to Turkey is satisfactory, and they are waiting for the test results from the laboratory.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has started working on an evacuation plan from the very first days. We have directed partner countries who were planning to evacuate their citizens. Finally, with the active involvement of our embassies in Turkey and France, we asked the Turkish and French sides to assist in the evacuation,” noted Konstantinid.

According to him, three Georgian citizens have refused to evacuate and decided to stay in Wuhan.

With the help of France, two citizens of Georgia have also been evacuated.

“They will be placed in a medical facility in France, will undergo a quarantine period with the appropriate standards and then return to Georgia. Our embassy in France will monitor their situation,” said Konstantinid.

According to him, there are about 200 Georgian citizens on the territory of China who are not in the area of the disease. However, the Georgian embassy in China is communicating with them.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani thanked France for the evacuation of Georgian citizens. The Minister wrote the corresponding statement on the social network Twitter.

Zalkaniani thanked France for evacuating two Georgian nationals from Wuhan and expressed his support for China.

According to Marina Ezugbaia, medical director of the Infectious Disease Hospital, a woman arrived at Tbilisi International Airport on a Geneva-Istanbul flight, undergoing thermal-screening it turned out that she had a temperature of 38.1.

Ezugbaia said the woman was taken to a boxed ward, but her case is not considered to be a coronavirus.

According to her, a young woman was working as a teacher in China, about 1,000 kilometers from the epicenter of the coronavirus. Ezugbaia said the 25-year-old woman left the area on January 20.

According to her, the patient's general condition is satisfactory and stable.

The World Health Organization has declared an international emergency due to coronavirus. Representatives at the briefing said the virus continues to spread, with the main reason for the state of emergency being the protection of countries that could not cope with coronavirus on their own.