To limit the area of the novel coronavirus dissemination in Georgia, the government decided to close down the following financial institutions temporarily:
Those issuing loans from offices,
- Exchange booths,
- Credit unions,
- Tax service providers,
- Independent registrars of securities,
- Asset governing companies and others.
The Georgian government says the population can receive financial services without any problem, but the facilities will remain closed for a while.
Lecturer, economic expert, and financer, former finance minister of Georgia, member of United National Movement political party Roman Gotsiridze says, it is an inadmissible step by the government to close the exchange booths.
He says the exchange facilities contribute less to the virus spread than – any food market or pharmacy shop.