Georgian Gov’t urges citizens to avoid public gatherings amid coronavirus

  • Deputy Head of the Georgian National Disease Control Centre Paata Imnadze stated earlier today that everybody should be prepared for the government prohibiting large gatherings, including weddings and funerals. Photo: 1TV.ge.

Agenda.ge, 12 Mar 2020 - 15:48, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Government has urged citizens to avoid visits at public service halls, territorial offices and notary bureaus except in cases of extreme necessity for the next two weeks after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of China-born Covid-19 virus a pandemic. The restriction may apply to gatherings of 100 people or more.

The public service halls serve over 30,000 citizens per day. Accordingly, it is very important citizens to avoid visiting for coronavirus prevention. Those individuals who are in urgent need of visiting the service hall and notary bureaus, are recommended to refrain from having companions, as our goal is to reduce the number of visitors to public spaces. Certain services can be accessed via the internet”, said Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani today.

Deputy Head of the Georgian National Disease Control Centre Paata Imnadze stated earlier today that everybody should be prepared that the government may prohibit large gatherings, including weddings and funeral repasts.

As of now, there are 24 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Georgia, including a 12-year-old child who suffers from a mild form of the virus.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia stated today that all state agencies will work round-the-clock to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

All Georgian citizens who will enter the country from Germany, France, Austria and Spain will be placed in mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Foreign nationals entering the country from the states will have to present a document that they had been checked for the virus, otherwise they will be placed under quarantine.

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