Georgia PM tests positive for coronavirus

Margarita Antidze

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has tested positive for the coronavirus, his press office says.

Gakharia went into self-isolation on Monday morning after one of his bodyguards tested positive for COVID-19, it said in a statement.

"The prime minister feels well and will continue treatment at home," his office said.

Georgia, a South Caucasus country of 3.7 million people, has reported a total of 42,579 COVID-19 infections and 342 deaths as of Monday.