Georgia may ease restrictions in big cities if infection rates remain at current level

  • The lightening of restrictions includes the resumption of  studies and public transport. Photo: government of Georgia press office.

Agenda.ge, 28 Jan 2021 - 13:49, Tbilisi,Georgia

The government may ease restrictions in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Rustavi if the epidemiological situation is maintained at the current level of infection week, said Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia earlier today.

The lightening of restrictions includes the resumption of  studies and public transport.

Out of 18,000 tests taken, only 723 are positive, which is certainly good, but it is still a large number for us, although the community transmission rate approached 4 per cent. When we have a community transmission rate of 4 per cent over 7 days, we can open the economy more boldly, cautiously, reasonably, and it seems that today’s trends give us reason for cautious optimism,” said Gakharia.

He noted that the gradual opening of the economy may start earlier than planned as the government did during the first wave of the pandemic in spring 2020.

Gakharia said that if Georgia has 2,000-5,000 everyday cases then the economy cannot operate as usual. 

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