Vice speaker of the Parliament and former health minister of Georgia, Davit Sergeenko, proposes ‘selective restrictions’ for individuals unvaccinated against COVID-19.
Sergeenko's statement comes on the heels of surging daily cases of coronavirus, hitting around 3,000-4,000 over the past few days.
The ruling party MP says that if such restrictions prove unsuccessful in two to three weeks, it will become necessary to introduce mandatory vaccination for selected groups, including health professionals.
Unfortunately, some anti-vaxxers are famous people or medical workers. I don’t know why this happens, but believe me, there has been no better option than vaccination against infectious diseases for over two centuries, - Sergeenko added.
Georgia has reported 2,479 new COVID-19 cases and 42 deaths in the past 24 hours. The positivity rate among tested individuals in the past 14 days stands at 8.47%.
As for the vaccination rates, 1,914,269 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in the country so far, while 902,660 have been completely vaccinated.