Statement of Defense Ministry
28 March 2020

Coronavirus diagnose is confirmed on six employees of cleaning service of National Guard who were in self-isolation since March 21.

Due to the confirmed cases, in order to prevent spreading the virus, stiffen measures are passed. All people related with them directly or indirectly are now in quarantine and self-isolation regime. Eight personnel probable related with them are transferred to Gori Military Hospital for examination.

Source of transmission of the virus is identified, which allegedly related to family member came from Azerbaijan.

It is worth to emphasize that under Defense Minister’s order the majority of MoD employees are in distance regime working since March 12, but Defense Forces are in special working conditions. The employees of cleaning service of National Guard didn’t have any connection with other military units. All infected persons are transferred to Military Hospital in Gori.