Public transport resume operations in Georgia

  • Public transport in all large Georgian cities have resumed operations from today, while other regulations such as wearing face masks in open and closed spaces remain in force. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 13 Sep 2021 - 11:36, Tbilisi,Georgia

Public transport in all large Georgian cities have resumed operations from today, while other regulations such as wearing face masks in open and closed spaces, holding sports competitions without spectators and online studies remain in force.

Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze said that no public transport will run if the passengers do not wear face masks.

Chief of Operations at the Interagency Coordination Council Giorgi Ghibradze said that it 'will be strictly monitored" whether the passengers of public transport wear face masks or not. 

We have to maintain the progress in terms of reduced number of new coronavirus cases in the country", said Ghibradze.

In order to curb the spread of coronavirus the Georgian government imposed the above coronavirus restrictions on August 12, which were supposed to end on September 4. 

However, that day the government decided to extend the restriction on public transport as the Covid-19 infection rate remained high in the country.

Sports competitions will be held without spectators, while all participants must be either vaccinated or have a PCR test conducted within 72 hours or a rapid antigen test in the last 24 hours.

First grade students will start their first school year on October 4 in all cities and villages of Georgia where the Covid-19 infection rate is below 4%.

As for private schools, the ministry says that it is up to them to choose whether to start studies of first graders online on September 15, or on October 4 in classrooms.

Also, a 2.8 million GEL lottery will start today to boost Covid-19 vaccination rates in Georgia.

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