By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Georgia, a country situated at the juncture of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, reported the first case of COVID-19 on Feb. 26.

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Since that time, the total case count has reached 370, including three deaths.

The Government declared a State of Emergency for a period of one month on 21 March, imposing different restrictions and measures.

A nationwide curfew was declared and further restrictive measures were introduced on 31 March. Only groceries, pharmacies, fuel/gas stations and banks are authorized to operate along with enterprises with critical functions as well as construction and infrastructural project sites having appropriate safety license.

While the several ‘hot-spots’ remain under the strict quarantine throughout the country, the government had to shut-down the four largest cities (Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi and Rustavi)  for 10 days, effective from April 15. Expansion of the nationwide state of emergency until May 10 is also considered.

Another mitigation measure taken by the government include a total ban on all vehicle movement is imposed throughout Georgia on April 17 until April 21 and wearing face masks at closed public spaces is a must.