Ten business associations in Georgia have sent an open letter to Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia in which they demand coronavirus restrictions be lifted step by step and offer help with the vaccination process.
The letter includes a 7-point plan according to which regulations should be lifted in the country:
- The nationwide curfew to start at 23:00 instead of 21:00 as it will give 'a tangible economic result' to the business sector
- Weekend work restrictions should be lifted for businesses that are allowed to work on weekdays
- Specific anti-crisis packages for different sectors of economy should be developed
- Restaurants and food facilities should be allowed in general to operate in closed spaces as well
- Ski resorts should be allowed to open on February 22
- The business Ombudsman of Georgia should be elected and appointed with the direct consultation of the business sector
- Business associations express readiness to be involved in the vaccination process in Georgia and offer business contacts and financial resources
The letter was signed by: Georgia Restaurant Association, Gastronomic Association Of Georgia, Georgian Retailers Association, Georgian Distributors Business Association, Taxpayers Union of Georgia, Georgia Association of Manufacturers, Georgian Shopping Centers Association, Georgian Transport and Roads Association, Mountain Resorts Business Association and Georgian Hotels Federation.