PM Gakharia: 'Organisations that violate Covid-19 restrictions will no longer receive state subsidies'

  • "Our response to a deliberate violation of the rules will be very strict", said PM Gakharia. Photo: PM's press office., 4 Feb 2021 - 12:53, Tbilisi,Georgia

Organisations that violate Covid-19 restrictions in Georgia will no longer be eligible to receive support from state programmes and will not receive state subsidies, announced Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia at today's government meeting.

Our response to a deliberate violation of the rules will be very strict. We have decided that organisations that do not obey the restrictions will not receive subsidies and assistance provided by the state through economic support measures against the pandemic. In addition, they will no longer be able to participate in state support activities in the future", Gakharia said.

About 200 restaurants in Georgia plan to resume operations on Saturday, February 6 despite the Covid-19 restrictions, announced the chairman of the Restaurant Association, Shota Burjanadze.

Georgian Economy Minister Natia Turnava said that 'disobedience, violation of the law is unacceptable' and expressed hope that 'such wrong, illegal actions will not complicate dialogue between [the government and business]'.