At least 28 Georgian soldiers have reportedly contracted the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Afghanistan, it has been reported.
The local Georgian media outlets, quoting the country’s Ministry of Defense, reported that the Georgian defense authorities have moved the infected soldiers out of Afghanistan.
The reports further added that the infected soldiers are currently undergoing treatment in a military hospital in Georgia.
The NATO alliance in Afghanistan under which the Georgian forces operate have not commented regarding the reports so far.
According to reports, the alliance reported the spread of the novel coronavirus among certain NATO forces in Afghanistan about four months ago.
This comes as the public health officials reported Friday that almost 34,000 people have contracted the novel corovirus in the country since its outspread.
According to the Ministry of Public Health, the virus has so far killed at least 1,000 people across the country.