The Operational Headquarters for protection of the population from coronavirus infection reported that ten new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected in Abkhazia.

In Abkhazia, ten new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified, today there are 42 people suffering from COVID-19 in the Republic. This was announced on July 30 by the Operational Headquarters for protection of the population from coronavirus infection.

According to the Headquarters, over the past day, 93 citizens were tested for coronavirus infection.  The survey of all contact persons is ongoing.

“At the moment, there are 14 patients with confirmed coronavirus infection in the Gudauta Central District Hospital, 30 people are at home on self-isolation,” the statement says.

Earlier on July 30, the Press Service of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Abkhazia announced that the Republican Hospital would receive emergency cardiac patients.

“In connection with the closure of the cardiology department of the Sukhum municipal clinical hospital for one month for quarantine, the reception of urgent cardiological patients from July 31, 2020 will be carried out in the Republican Hospital,” the statement says.

According to the order of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhaniya, on the basis of the decision of the Coordination Headquarters for the protection of the population of the Republic of Abkhazia from coronavirus infection, adopted on July 27, restrictions on the crossing of the Abkhaz-Russian state border are extended until August 4.  At the same time, a single entry of foreign citizens and stateless persons into the territory of Abkhazia to visit close relatives living in the country is allowed without presenting a document confirming the COVID-19 test-study with a negative result.

In total, during the pandemic, 81 cases of coronavirus infection were detected on the territory of Abkhazia, of which 37 people recovered and 2 died.