Ana Kakushadze, IOM Georgia's Public Information Officer, outlines the challenges facing the mountainous South Caucasus republic, and how IOM is adapting in order to respond.
In Tbilisi and in other cities of Georgia, streets are mostly empty and we hear emergency vehicle sirens much more often than before. The four main cities, Tbilisi, Rustavi, Batimu and Kutaisi and many villages are on lockdown to prevent further spread of the virus.
Bringing back home thousands of Georgians stranded abroad remains the biggest challenge. Flights are being organized from various destinations, but it is not easy for many Georgians left without jobs in Greece, Italy, Poland, to afford the tickets.