Restaurants will close at 10 pm in Georgia's ancient capital city of Mtskheta located just north of Tbilisi.
The decision comes after Georgian authorities decided to close restaurants at 10 pm in Tbilisi. As a result of the policy, many individuals were instead going to Mtskheta to receive service at restaurants after 10 pm, said Natia Mezvrishvili, the head of the government administration.
She said that restrictions like these are imposed in order to take care of citizens’ health and urged citizens to observe all health recommendations.
Mezvrishvili noted that tough restrictions will not be imposed in the country to help the economy recover.
Following a sharp increase in coronavirus cases, restaurants and all entertainment facilities in the capital city of Tbilisi and in Imereti region now have to close at 10 pm as of October 16.
Georgia has reported 1,194 new cases of coronavirus and 15 deaths in the past 24 hours.
Capital Tbilisi and Imereti region in the country’s west are on top of the list with 425 and 372 new cases respectively.
Georgia has had 19,857 cases of coronavirus since February 26, 2020.
Since then 8,666 individuals have recovered, while 158 others have died.
11,033 individuals remain infected with Covid-19 in Georgia.