Over 100 restaurants in Tbilisi will stop working on January 30 for 24 hours as a form of protest against the coronavirus restrictions in the restaurant sector, according to which they can only work with takeaway service, said founder of the Georgian Restaurateurs Association Shota Burjanadze.
The representatives of Tbilisi restaurants will join the protest in front of the Chancellery of the Government of Georgia at 3 pm tomorrow requesting to lift the coronavirus restrictions.
The decision made by the government and epidemiologists to slow down the field again means it is practically being destroyed…We have decided to stop restaurant service completely on Saturday to show the government what reality without restaurants can be like. We want to make it clear to epidemiologists that business just can't survive,” said Burjanadze.
Restaurants which are planning to stop working tomorrow are Keto & Kote, Shavi Lomi, Tsiskvili, Tone, Tavaduri, Georgian gallery, Otium, Kolkheti, Apkhazeti and others.
Starting February 1, restaurants will be allowed to receive guests in open spaces in the Adjara region, while in other regions, restaurants and food facilities, including hotels, will continue working on delivery service.