Georgia will end its state of emergency on May 22, though some restrictions will remain in place, announces the Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia.
On March 21 Georgia declared a state of emergency to prevent the spread of the coronavirus until April 21. This was later extended until May 22 after it was observed that the infection curve had still not been flattened.
Gakharia said that 'after a deep epidemiological analysis', the Georgian government decided not to prolong the state of emergency after May 22.
Some of the restrictions that epidemiologists consider necessary for us to maintain the high level of risk control must be maintained", said Gakharia.
He added that the parliament of Georgia will discuss how to manage the epidemic without declaring a state of emergency in the country.
Meanwhile, Georgian will lift restrictions limiting the size of group gatherings to three on May 18.
The same day, beauty salons and aesthetic medicine centres will also open in the country.