Georgia lifts several COVID-19 restrictions

Georgia lifts several COVID-19 restrictions

The Georgian government has announced the lifting of several coronavirus-related restrictions due to the decrease in daily infections. 

Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said all public transport around the country will resume operations starting February 8, as well as open markets. 

Starting February 15, all food facilities, including restaurants will be able to provide their service only in open areas. In addition, in-person studies will resume in the cities of Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Rustavi. 

Public transport, open markets and food facilities (except delivery service) will not work on the weekend. 

According to Gakharia, if some facilities decide to disobey the government’s decisions they will not receive the government’s financial and other support in the future. 

He said along with restaurants the government will subsidise the bank interest rates for sport facilities and private kindergartens. 

The fine for not wearing a face-mask will be doubled for repeated violation, reported.