Georgian gov't approves national reaction plan for swine flu
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 6 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
About 38 cases of the swine flu have been registered in Georgia, Labor, Health and Social Protection Minister Alexander Kvitashvili said at an Anti-Crisis Council meeting today in the Georgian parliament.
He said two new cases of the virus were confirmed today. Their number hit 38.
"Up to 20 people appeal to the Disease Control Center suspecting they have the virus," Kvitashvili said.
He stressed that the virus is not a threat to Georgia.
The minister added that Georgia is ready for the swine flu, which is observed in November.
"We are well-prepared. We have the needed amount of medicine, including Tamifl," he said. "The state Tamiflu reserve has not been delivered for sale yet. There are 25,000 doses in commercial supply."
Despite Kvitashvili's statement that Georgia is not threatened by the swine flu, the government has approved a national reaction plan to a swine flu outbreak.
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