Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19.

Garibashvili is in self-isolation at home and continues to work remotely, the prime minister’s office said, adding he feels well.

Georgia reported 897 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing its total to 284,958.

In mid-March, Georgia began a national vaccination campaign by inoculating medical workers with AstraZeneca’s jab.

In addition to some 43,000 doses of AstraZeneca provided through the Covax vaccine-sharing programme, Georgia also received enough doses of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine to inoculate some 14,000 people.

More than 11,600 people have been vaccinated so far, director of Georgia’s National Centre for Disease Control, Amiran Gamkrelidze, told journalists on Monday.

He said the rollout “needs to be accelerated”.