Georgian ski resorts close early to prevent coronavirus spread

  • The winter season will thus come to a likely early close in Gudauri, Bakuriani, Goderdzei, Tetnuldi and Hatsvali ski resorts. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 16 Mar 2020 - 15:42, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian ski resorts are closing down temporarily as the government of Georgia is placing a limit on crowds and closing public places to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country. 

The winter season will thus come to a likely early close in Gudauri, Bakuriani, Goderdzei, Tetnuldi and Hatsvali ski resorts. 

Today the government also recommended cafes, restaurants and bars to temporarily restrict direct service to citizens and to offer takeout and delivery services instead.

Visitor centres in Georgia’s protected areas also closed for 10 days starting March 14, said the Agency of Protected Areas.

In total 637 people are under quarantine in Georgia and 54 others remain in hospitals under the observation of doctors.

There are 169,924 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide as of now, with 6,521 deaths and 77,776 recovered. 

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