Politics 19:28 23/05/2020 Region

Georgian official expects apology from Armenia’s health minister

Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Clinical Immunology of Georgia Tengiz Tsertsvadze called ‘incorrect’ the remarks of Armenian Health Minister Arsen Torosyan about the epidemiological situation in Georgia. According to Interpressnews report, Tsertsvadze suggested Arsen Torosyan must either substantiate the grounds for calling into doubt the accuracy of the official statistical data of Covid19 in Georgia, or apologize.

“We don’t think that senior officials should make the similar statements without any arguments. COVID-19 patients are identified and registered according to the highest international standards, transparently, and their high credibility has not yet been questioned by any international institution or expert. We think that the Minister should either substantiate his incorrect assessments, or at least disavow his statement and apologize,” Tengiz Tsertsvadze as quoted by the source.

The Georgian official also noted that with current statistics of Covid-19 in Armenia the statement of the minister is at least ‘ridiculous.’ We invite Arsen Torosyan and all the interested persons to arrive in Georgia and we are ready to share them the country's experience in COVID-19 management, ”he added.
As reported earlier,  Armenian Health Minister Arsen Torosyan called into doubt the official statistics of Georgia about the coronavirus cases and asked if the death rate of pneumonia was included in it.



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