The state of emergency and curfew end in Georgia on May 23. The President’s decree on declaration of a state of emergency is in force until May 22.
Accordingly, the restrictions imposed under the state of emergency, including the curfew, will be lifted from May 23.
As Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Gakharia said at a government meeting today, that the Georgian government decided not to extend the state of emergency and the curfew.
“The challenges emerging after the global pandemic are becoming more and more serious, though at the same time it is our obligation to slowly, rationally, and carefully return the country to the normal mode of life. Unfortunately, no one can say exactly what the post-COVID world will be like, which increases our responsibility to the citizens even further. The obligation to slowly, carefully, effectively, and consciously return to our normal lives in economic, as well as social terms is of extreme importance. For this reason, the government made the decision not to extend the state of emergency and, correspondingly, the curfew as well”, – PM said.
According to Giorgi Gakharia, despite the lifting of the state of emergency, it is necessary to follow the basic rules, which will allow us to hinder the virus and to manage the risks of its development.
“We must all understand that global competition will be more severe and in this case, our effectiveness is directly related to how well we follow the rules, which will give us the opportunity to hinder the virus and to manage the risks of its development. Therefore, the legislative framework that we need in order to maintain these restrictions and to make them work more effectively is, of course, intended to work outside the state of emergency. We have appealed to the Parliament with this request; the work is ongoing and we hope that there will be certain restrictions that are essential for the healthcare sector,” – the Prime Minister stated.