Coronavirus in Georgia contracted priest

The diagnosis of "mers" confirmed the priest of one of the Tbilisi churches, said the doctor Metropolitan hospital.

The government of Georgia until April 21 declared a state of emergency due to the spread of the coronavirus, and also introduced the General quarantine and a curfew from 21.00 to 6.00 (20.00 GMT to 5.00 GMT). Flights suspended with all countries. Overseas citizens gradually brings home to the Georgian airline Georgian airways. According to the site monitoring of the disease, the country recorded 296 cases of infection COVID-19. During the day, in Georgia for the first time had been such a sharp growth spurt in the number of infected, from 257 to 296.

"the priest confirmed the diagnosis of coronavirus. He noted a dry cough and high fever, to the clinic delivered only three members of his family, but it is not known who was infected," said the doctor told reporters. This is the first case of coronavirus among the clergy.

the scandal of the refusal of the Patriarchate to change the process of communion from one spoon subsided. The Georgian Orthodox Church has defended the right to determine the order of carrying out of religious rites. The question of how will the Easter Liturgy in Georgian churches and will allow the presence in the temples of the flock, the most important in the country, however, the final response, the Patriarchate has not yet been given. The authorities believe that the law applies to all, including the Church. However, some priests and members of the Holy Synod claim that can not allow people to attend Church, despite the fact that the Liturgy will be held in curfew. Monday held a private meeting with the Prime Minister George Gakharia and members of the government to the Patriarchate, at the end of negotiations comments and no one gave. Earlier, Prime Minister, President and Cabinet Ministers reported that will follow the Easter service on TV and the population was encouraged to do the same.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, there have been recorded more than 1.7 million infections, over 110 thousand people died.

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