Georgian central bank: financial sector prepared for coronavirus challenge

  • In a statement published today the NBG says that the financial sector of Georgia continues to provide a full range of services. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 20 Mar 2020 - 18:21, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia's financial sector is meeting the coronavirus challenge well prepared , announces the National Bank of Georgia (NBG).

In a statement published today the NBG says that despite the recent decision of the government of Georgia to close all shops except groceries, pharmacies, gas stations, post offices, banks, micro financing organisations and currency exchange booths, the financial sector continues to provide a full range of services.

Under these restrictions the financial sector of Georgia continues to provide a full range of services including continuous supply of cash, loan and deposit service. Self-service payment kiosks and ATMs will work without any obstacles. Also, we have well developed remote services. These services will not be limited in case a state of emergency is declared in the country", reads the NBG statement. 

The NBG calls on citizens to use as much as possible internet payment services and avoid leaving home, while recommending banks, micro financing organisations and currency exchange booths to limit the number of employees and avoid queues at their offices.

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