NCDC Head: Coordination Council Considers Restricting Public Transport in Big Cities

Amiran Gamkrelidze, head of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, has confirmed that the Interagency Coordination Council working on coronavirus-related issues is discussing restrictions on public transport in big cities.

"I confirm that there is a discussion ongoing about restricting public transport in big cities," he said.

Earlier today, the Minister of Health Ekaterine Tikaradze stated that the government is expected to announce the information on precision-targeted restrictions tomorrow. 

The government of Georgia is currently discussing the tightening and extension of precision-targeted restrictions in the country due to the alarming increase in coronavirus cases. However, state officials claim that no systemic lockdown is being considered, as the country's economy can't withstand it. 

Georgia has reported 3071 new coronavirus cases, 3366 recoveries and 34 deaths in the past 24 hours. 

In total, the country's coronavirus cases increased to 114,889; of those, 95,581 recovered and 1085 died.

By Ana Dumbadze 


25 November 2020 18:00