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

Eight new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified in Abkhazia; today there are 33 people with COVID-19 in the Republic. This was announced by the Operational Headquarters for the protection of the population from coronavirus infection.

 According to the Headquarters, over the past day, 134 citizens were tested for coronavirus infection.

“At the moment, there are 11 patients with confirmed coronavirus infection in the Gudauta Central District Hospital, 20 people are at home on self-isolation,” 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 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, 71 cases of coronavirus infection were detected on the territory of Abkhazia, of which 37 people recovered and 2 died.