Georgian gov't eases COVID-19 restrictions, curfew still in place
Georgian gov't eases COVID-19 restrictions, curfew still in place

Georgian government lifted almost all remaining coronavirus-related restrictions, except for curfew (9 pm-5 am) on Wednesday.

Interagency Coordination Council led by Georgian new prime minister Irakli Garibashvili decided to resume intercity transport on February 25.

Winter resorts also reopen from February 25, while the ski lifts from March 8;

The gyms will recommence service from March 15;

Restaurants will resume indoor dining from March 1 in Batumi, except for weekends, while in the rest of Georgia from March 8;

Conferences and training, public and private preschools, museums, and libraries will reopen from March 1;

Higher and vocational schools will be able to resume clinical, practical, laboratory activities and conduct examinations in-person from March 1, while the educational process in the auditoriums from March 15;

Theaters, sports clubs, professional ensembles will resume rehearsals from March 15, while full activities from April 1;

Non-food retail (shopping malls, markets) will reopen on March 8, including weekends;

In addition, citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, and Ukraine, who obtain negative PCR test result, will be allowed to enter Georgia from March 1.

Prime Minister hopes Georgian citizens would show high civil responsibility that could help to control the current epidemiological situation.

Georgia reported 443 coronavirus cases, 461 recoveries, and six deaths on Wednesday.

The daily test-positivity rate stands at 2.33 %, while 2.36% over the past week.