With the increase in mobility, according to epidemiologists, the risk of importing coronavirus and its varieties into the country also increases. By this time, more than 400 cases of the so-called “tourist” virus have already been identified.

TBILISI, June 29 – Sputnik. No decisions on toughening the rules for the entry of Russian tourists to Georgia have been made and are not planned to be taken, Amiran Gamkrelidze, head of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, said at a briefing.

When asked by journalists whether Georgia plans to tighten the rules for entering Georgia from Russia, as several countries have done so due to the spread of the Indian strain of the coronavirus in this country, Gamkrelidze replied that communication with the Russian Federation is already limited.

“Communication with Russia is already limited. You know that the Russian side itself has established these restrictions, so entry is minimal. Mostly people come from Russia through third countries by air. They must be vaccinated with two doses and have a negative PCR test,” he said Gamkrelidze.

At the same time, the country’s chief epidemiologist noted that more than 400 cases of the so-called “tourist” coronavirus were recorded in Georgia over the past month, when COVID was detected in a visitor upon entering the country or after entering the country.

The country’s chief epidemiologist associates the increase in coronavirus cases in Georgia with the fact that more people have begun to enter the country.

“Increased mobility is one of the risk factors for the spread of infection,” Gamkrelidze said.

Gamkrelidze also said that Georgia will have four types of coronavirus vaccines in July – Sinovac, Sinopharm, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

He noted that today any large meeting for any reason contains a risk, and the population should strictly follow the recommendations – mask, distance, sanitary standards, not to gather in large companies and vaccinations.

“All this remains in force,” Gamkrelidze stressed.

Over the past day, seven new cases of the Indian strain of the coronavirus have been identified in Georgia, with a total of 27 cases of the delta strain recorded in the country.

In Georgia, over the past day, 1,194 new cases of infection were detected, including seven infections with the Indian strain, 22 patients died. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 365 thousand cases of infection have been recorded in Georgia, more than 351 thousand have recovered, 5 297 have died.

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