“The epidemic situation in the country is quite tense, but fully manageable. All the indicators that characterize the epidemic situation remain at a fairly high level. Based on today’s data, we can say that the country is at its peak. A lot depends on us, citizens, as to how long it will last. If we avoid large gatherings and get a booster shot, we will be able to pass the sixth wave of the coronavirus with less damage,” said Amiran Gamkrelidze, head of the National Center for Disease Control.
He noted the vaccination rate is still not high. There are up to 180,000 people “boosted” today, no more, and added that all the research shows that a booster can stop the most serious effects of Omicron.
Gamkrelidze also noted that the focus should be on compliance with the regulations and added that face mask wearing rate is at 75%, which is not enough.
He says about 95% of new coronavirus cases circulating are Omicron. Gamkrelidze noted that the cases of re-infection from Omicron with Omicron have not been laboratory confirmed as yet.