Gov’t imposes restrictions ahead of Easter holiday

  • The Georgian government has stated that restrictions have been imposed because of the rise in new infections. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 26 Apr 2021 - 17:40, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian government has imposed several coronavirus restrictions ahead of the Easter holidays which is marked on May 2 this year. 

According to the government decision municipal transport will not work across Georgia between 3-12 May. 

Roads to cemeteries will be closed by police during the holiday to prevent assemblies there. 

Churchgoers will have to obverse coronavirus rules during the Easter liturgy on May 1-2. 

Due to the liturgy, curfew will be in effect between 23:00 of May 1 to 04:00 of May 2. 

The government has already declared 4-11 May holidays. 

Easter liturgy of 2020 at Sameba cathedral. Photo: Nino Alavidze/ 

Georgia has reported 521 new cases of coronavirus, 1,058 recoveries and 18 deaths in the past 24 hours. 

The country has had 304,272 cases of coronavirus since February 26, 2020. 

4.03 per cent of tested individuals had Covid-19 in the past 14 days.

Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze said last week that if more than four per cent of tested individuals test positive for coronavirus in two consecutive weeks, the government of Georgia is likely to impose coronavirus restrictions, including lockdown. 

287,029 of the 304,272 patients have recovered, while 4,043 have died from the virus.