Wearing face masks outdoors no longer mandatory in Georgia, curfew to be lifted on July 1

  • Starting July 1 the curfew will be lifted in Georgia, however restaurants and food facilities in general will be open until 00:00. The operation of nightclubs remains restricted. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 22 Jun 2021 - 12:48, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is lifting several coronavirus restrictions following today's meeting of the Interagency Coordination Council, announces the government of Georgia.

Starting today, wearing a face mask in outdoor space will no longer be mandatory, while the restriction remains in force in gathering places such as bus stops, public transport and indoor spaces. 

However, the Interagency Coordination Council still recommends wearing a face mask regularly as 'it is recognised as one of the most effective means of preventing the spread of the coronavirus in the world'.

In addition, starting July 1 the curfew will be lifted in Georgia, however restaurants and food facilities in general will be open until 00:00. The operation of nightclubs remains restricted.

Interagency Council meeting of today. Photo: PM's press office.

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced that one million doses of coronavirus vaccine will be delivered to Georgia in two weeks, but he did not specify which vaccine it will be.

A million doses of vaccine will be delivered in two weeks and we will start an intensive vaccination process", Garibashvili said.

The government of Georgia states that the process of receiving the coronavirus vaccine will continue in stages and by the end of the year, more than 3.6 million vaccines will have entered the country.

Georgia has reported 914 new cases of coronavirus, 635 recoveries and 24 deaths in the past 24 hours. 

Since February 26, 2020 Georgia has had 360,055 cases of coronavirus, 346,217 recoveries and 5,199 deaths.

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