Tengiz Tsertsvadze, Director of the Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases, said that safety regulations should stand and their control must be stricter to avoid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic simultaneously with Covid-restrictions’ lifting.
According to Tengiz Tsertsvadze, Covid-19 daily cases are hitting records both in the United States and Europe. The epidemiological situation stabilized in Georgia, and the main goal is to reduce new Covid-cases to the minimum before February.
Tsertsvaze said that maintaining regulations would be ideal to avoid the third wave of the virus spread. However, the country would not be able to face prolonged restrictions.
“Safety rules should be tightened with the lifting of the Covid-restrictions that are not tough enough now. The safety regulations have to be very tough. This is the way how to avoid or reduce the third wave,” said Tengiz Tsertsvadze.
The Director of Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases also commented about COVID-19 vaccines. He said that the Pfizer vaccine would enter Georgia in about one month but small quantities. Medical personnel and risk groups would get the Pfizer vaccine.
Tengiz Tsersvadze further informed that Georgia would get the general part of vaccines in March. It is not yet determined which vaccine it would be, but AstraZeneca is preferred.
“AstraZeneca vaccine does not require storing at -80 degrees. A standard fridge temperature of +2,+8 is enough. This vaccine is optimal and ideal for Georgia,” Tengiz Tsertsvadze claimed.