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Georgia Locks Down Two Regions due to Coronavirus Spread Threat

Georgia decided to lock down two southern regions in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the country's prime minister said on Sunday.

Giorgi Gakharia told a briefing that Marneuli and Bolnisi regions, bordering with Azerbaijan, would be locked down after a woman, who had contact with at least 90 people, after attending a relative's death anniversary dinner, was diagnosed with a COVID-19.

Georgia reported 54 cases of coronavirus as of Sunday, with no deaths. Eight patients have recovered.

Georgia declared a one-month state of emergency on Saturday, banning gatherings of more than 10 people.