Georgia coach back home after Covid battle

Georgia head coach Levan Maisashvili is back in his home country after a two-month battle against Covid-19 in a Johannesburg hospital.

Maisashvili was in a critical condition after contracting coronavirus following the Test between the Springboks and Georgia in Pretoria on 2 July.

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A Covid-19 outbreak in both camps led to the cancellation of the second Test between the teams, scheduled to take place at Ellis Park on 9 July.

Maisashvili was among those affected and was placed on a ventilator in a hospital in Johannesburg. Despite suffering damage to his lungs, he has recovered from the virus.

Georgian Rugby posted images on Tuesday of Maisashvili being welcomed back and he was greeted by the players and members of the public at an airport in Tblisi.

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