Georgia takes measures due to threat of coronavirus
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.31
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Georgia has limited import of animals from China due to the threat of coronavirus, Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture Levan Davitashvili said, Trend reports citing Georgian media.
According to Davitashvili, the Ministry is cooperating with several international organizations that are responsible for the implementation of international conventions, including risk assessment in the field of prevention of diseases.
“We fully take into account the recommendations published by international organizations. This is the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). In accordance with their recommendations, at this stage we have introduced a ban on the import of animals from China,” the minister said.
As for food products from China, they are not at risk, he noted.
The virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, China in late 2019, causes severe acute respiratory infection and symptoms mostly start with a fever, followed by a dry cough.
The virus has already caused more than 100 deaths, spreading across China and to at least 18 other countries.
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