“We are continuing active monitoring. We have the capacity to examine suspicious cases and find out if we are dealing with the Omicron strain. No such case has been confirmed yet, but of course, there are risks due to its rapid spread and migration,” said Tamar Gabunia, Deputy Health Minister.
She stressed the importance of strengthening border controls, which the country began as soon as information on Omicron was released, as well as the importance of the use of means of personal protection, obeying covid regulations, and vaccination. Gabunia noted the effect of vaccine protection remains with respect to Omicron, especially at the third booster dose. She added that preventive measures need to be taken.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze