Shopping centres close after New Year celebrations in Georgia

  • The government of Georgia imposed restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country in late-November. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 3 Jan 2021 - 14:51, Tbilisi,Georgia

Shopping centres that opened in Georgia for the Christmas and New Year's holidays have closed again due to coronavirus restrictions. They will now provide services remotely though. 

The government of Georgia had allowed shopping centres to receive consumers between December 24 and January 2.

However, additional restrictions have been imposed for shop administrations to prevent the further spread of the infection

Food, animal feed, pharmacies, veterinary pharmacies, household chemicals and hygiene shops and press booths remain open. 

January 3-15 has been declared a winter holiday in Georgia which means that no public or private institutions will work, except for banks and other strategic facilities. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

All of the restrictions which were in force between November 28 and January 31 are now back in place:

  • An effective curfew is in force between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. (The restriction will be temporarily lifted on Orthodox Christmas eve on January 6)
  • Regular intercity transport - railway, bus, marshrutkas are unavailable
  • Travel by car, including by taxi, is however allowed

The government of Georgia imposed restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country back in late-November. 

As of now, Georgia has confirmed a total of 229,169 cases of coronavirus, including 220,442 recoveries and 2,603 deaths; 6,098 individuals remain infected with the virus.

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