The chief sanitary doctor of Georgia’s Russia-occupied Abkhazia Lyudmila Skorik says that the region’s only laboratory does not have the capacity to detect all new cases of COVID-19 in the region, reports RFE/RL.
I told the president and the government to increase the capacity of the laboratory in order to handle 500 samples a day. A large number of samples has been collected which cannot be processed due to the insufficient number of employees in the laboratory. There are only three full-time employees”, said Skorik.
Skoris also noted that due to the increased cases of COVID-19, mass indoor entertainment events should be banned. She also said that older teachers at schools should be temporarily replaced with younger staff.
Abkhazia has reported 30 new cases of coronavirus earlier today.
A seventh individual died of the virus in Georgia’s Russia-occupied Abkhazia on September 15.
Since early April of 2020, Abkhazia has had 756 cases of the coronavirus, of which 198 individuals have recovered.