Coronavirus: large public, ritual events banned again in Georgia
What are the new restrictions?

  • In addition, cultural and sports events with the participation of more than 200 people will also be banned from tomorrow. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 9 Sep 2020 - 14:19, Tbilisi,Georgia

Social gatherings of more than 10 people will be banned in Georgia starting tomorrow amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases. This includes large birthdays, weddings, funeral feasts and other public and ritual events, announces head of the government administration Natia Mezvrishvili.

Mezvrishvili explained that the above-mentioned events will be banned not only in indoor spaces but in outdoor spaces as well.

In addition, cultural and sports events with the participation of more than 200 people will also be banned from tomorrow.

Mezvrishvili added that the reopening of theaters and cinemas is also postponed for one month 'due to the current epidemiological situation'. Earlier it was announced that cinemas would be opened on September 15 and theaters on October 1.

Theaters, cinemas and children’s entertaining centers will be opened on November 1", Mezvrishvili said.

Mezvrishvili called on the citizens of Georgia to follow the rules as much as possible, to exercise high civil responsibility, to wear facemasks and to maintain social distance. 

Georgia reported a record high 45 new cases of the coronavirus yesterday, which broke the previous record high of April 16 when 42 cases of coronavirus were detected. 

Today 44 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, of which 25 were detected in the Adjara region, which is in the  'red zone' due to the increased number of coronavirus cases.

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