Health Minister: 'It is important to fully reopen Adjara, keep community transmission rate at 3%'

  • Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze says that it is important for Adjara region of Georgia to be fully reopened and keep the community transmission rate at 3%. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 27 Jan 2021 - 17:25, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze says that it is important for Adjara region of Georgia to be fully reopened and keep the community transmission rate at 3%.

After the meeting with the local business community Tikaradze said that business is ready to cooperate with the government.

Following the examples of different countries, it is important to have lockdowns during two days a week. It is important that the mobility rate be low at least two days a week", she said.

Tikaradze said that 'we have received positive feedback' from the business community.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said yesterday that if the community transmission rate continues to remain at over 4% any talk about normal economic performance is 'nothing more than gossip'.

"If the community transmission rate drops under 4% in the coming weeks, we will be able to talk about the resumption of municipal transport in the capital city and reopening of those economic sectors that will be permitted by the epidemic situation”, he said.

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