Head of the National Center for Disease Control, Amiran Gamkrelidze, says the so-called fifth wave of coronavirus has started in Georgia, and from a higher point than expected, Georgia Today reports.
“Unfortunately, a rather difficult epidemic situation is developing. The number of daily cases in recent days exceeds 4,000.
“The daily numbers indicate that the infection is spreading quickly and easily. Unfortunately, the epidemic situation in the country is deteriorating,” Gamkrelidze said.
He noted that it is important to follow the recommendations – wearing a face mask and observe the social distance. It is necessary to vaccinate as many citizens as possible, otherwise, the issue of tightening regulations may arise in light of the deteriorating epidemic situation.
“If we do not carry out the vaccination process, then it will be quite difficult November and the country will have to impose restrictive measures again, otherwise the epidemic situation will not calm down,” Gamkrelidze told InterpressNews.
According to the director of the National Center for Disease Control, an increase in vaccinations could save up to 2,000 lives before the New Year.
“We need to realize that vaccination protects us from infection, hospitalization and mortality. Every citizen should understand that we get vaccinated to protect ourselves, our families, our friends and each other,” Gamkrelidze said.