"We Need To Return To Georgia"-Georgian Citizen in Spain about COVID-19 Outbreak
25 March, 2020
"We Need To Return To Georgia"-Georgian Citizen in Spain about COVID-19 Outbreak
Spain is considered to be the second most affected country in Europe after Italy. The country has been in lockdown since March 14 and is struggling to slow the spread of the disease, which has so far claimed 2,991 lives.
The Madrid region has logged 12,352 cases – almost a third of the national total – and 1,535 deaths.

Three Georgian citizens have died because of the virus in Spain and others struggle to return to their countries as the
government has recently imposed border restrictions.

As one of the Georgian citizens in Spain, Mariam Shavelashvili says leaving the house is prohibited and the government is strictly controlling the people. Moreover, the sanctions will be imposed on the ones who will not follow the recommendations and rules.

According to her, the Georgian Embassy in Spain gathered all the students living in Spain to inform them on a daily basis with the help of a Watsapp group.

"I arrived in Spain for the three-month language course and I was planning to return to Georgia in April. As I remember, there are more than 50 students stuck here and the list of them is growing every day. However, there are a lot of emigrants in Barcelona as well, but there is nothing we can do at this point."

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Some people claim that the tickets they purchased were canceled a couple of times and the flight information was changing every hour. In addition to that, the flights were either canceled or became so expensive that people could not afford to buy them.

"The positive and energetic attitude of Spanish people is known to the whole world, but the virus spread made them very worried and concerned. Despite that, every day at 8 p.m. we join them and express our gratitude from our windows by clapping to everyone involved in a fight with coronavirus.

It is noteworthy to mention that as Mariam says, before entering the supermarket the police controls everyone to use the sprays for disinfection, which were installed at the entrance of every shop.

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"The Spanish government encourages its people saying that together they will overcome everything. What I really want to ask the Government of Georgia is to make special flights for emigrants available soon. We have already lost three Georgians and it must be their priority to evacuate its citizens and keep them away from such danger.

Since the government does not have any reaction at this point, we decided to be more active on social media and show everyone that the emigrants here really need to return to their country. The unfortunate thing is that, after seeing our posts about this matter, a lot of Georgians commented saying that we need to stay where we are and that returning back will cause even more problems. Considering the situation created in Spain now, I can assure you that, we know how to follow the quarantine rules more than anyone. There are no places for patients in Spanish hospitals anymore which means that we are not safe here and our health is under a serious threat."- Mariam Shavelashvili says.

Since combating the coronavirus is getting out of control in Spain and it is considered the second most affected country in Europe, Georgian emigrants think that evacuating its citizens from such countries should be the number one priority for the Georgian government. 

Author: Mariam Kukhilava

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