Georgian PM says 'nobody has relaxed'

Georgian PM says 'nobody has relaxed'
Georgian PM says 'nobody has relaxed'

''Nobody has relaxed. We have done everything not to close the economy,'' Georgian PM Giorgi Gakharia told reporters in response to a question if the government's 'relaxation' in controlling regulations deteriorated the epidemiological situation.

He says the civilians' responsibility is a better tool than – a penalty.

''It is difficult to spend six months amidst such global challenges… We do not mean any relaxation, but we cared for not to destroy the population's psychology and economy,'' Gakharia said.

Georgia has detected a record number of new coronavirus cases recently, but the government refrains from imposing economic restrictions.

Notably, the school year will begin on October 1 in Georgia's large cities instead of September 15.

Georgia detected 87 new cases of the novel coronavirus today, with the total number of infected increased to 1,917.

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