Georgia trainer in “serious” condition on ventilator at Johannesburg hospital

Georgia the head coach Levan Maïsachvili is in a “severe” in a Johannesburg hospital after testing positive for Covid-19, the Georgia Rugby Union confirmed the Saturday.

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Maisashvili and five other members of the Georgia squad tested positive shortly after the first test against the Springboks in Pretoria on July 2, leading to the cancellation of the second test in Johannesburg as well as a scheduled match for July 17 in Tbilisi versus Scotland.

“We had several cases of Covid right after the game in Pretoria, including Georgia head coach Levan Maisashvili, who is currently hospitalized with severe lung damage and is on artificial respiration,” he added. Georgia Rugby said in a statement.

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“Everything is being done to improve Levan Maisashvili’s condition. He was transferred to one of South Africa‘s top clinics, which is equipped with the most modern medical equipment to handle Covid patients.

“The rest of the team have already returned to Georgia while Levan and the team doctor will stay in South Africa as long as necessary. Five other members of the Covid-positive team are completing their recovery and will leave for Georgia on Sunday. “

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