We should wait for 1 week or 10 days to see results of restrictions lifting in order to open shopping malls, restaurants and resume public transport movement – subway and municipal buses – but not mini-buses because there is small space in them to fit many people – said Tengiz Tsertsvadze, Director General of Tbilisi Hospital for Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Clinical Immunology in an interview with Georgian First Channel.
According to Tsertsvadze, restoration of public transport movement is the riskiest step. He said the prerogative to make such a decision goes to Prime Minister, who, in his words, is managing the crisis situation well. The decision also depended on whether and by how many people would be infected per day after lifting of restrictions. “If the increase is more than 10 but no more than 20 people a day, the health system could handle the situation,” Tsertsvadze said.
Tsertsvadze also talked about recommendations and conditions for possible resumption of public transport movement.
“Less people can be admitted into buses and subway, 10-15 per transfer. Passengers can be seated omitting one row or chairs by making special signs both in buses and subway. I give utmost importance to proper work of the ventilation system that will significantly reduce the risk,” Tsertsvadze claimed.