Traffic restrictions on major cities to be eased for two days

  • Traffic in and out of four major cities in Georgia has been restricted since before the start of Easter celebrations in the country. Photo: Ministry of Defence of Georgia., 24 Apr 2020 - 20:09, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian government has announced a two-day easing off of restrictions on vehicle traffic between major cities and the rest of the country to allow citizens to return to their homes following Easter celebrations.

Between April 27-28, those who left the cities of Tbilisi, Rustavi, Batumi and Kutaisi to join their relatives in countryside to mark the celebration will be able to return to their places of registration.

The cities will be open for vehicle traffic at any time during the two-day window, however no entrance for any other purpose will be permitted as limitations for preventing a further spread of the new coronavirus continue.

The move is expected to allow citizens to return to their homes following the Easter holiday, which typically sees a significant number of people in Georgia leaving larger cities to join their relatives and families in towns and villages for the date.

The ongoing curfew within the cities, enacted on March 21, will remain in force and public transportation operation will also remain suspended.

As of Friday, there are 431 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country, with five deaths and 132 recoveries from the infection.