Restrictions considered by the government

Restrictions considered by the government

Vice Prime Minister Maia Tskitishvili talks about additional restrictions related to the pandemic and explains that the administrative control over the use of masks will be tightened.

She also did not rule out restrictions on movement. The government is also considering reducing the working hours of shopping malls. According to Maia Tskitishvili, the mentioned restrictions are aimed at reducing mobility, which, according to epidemiologists, is one of the most important issues in the process of virus management.

"The most effective way is still wearing a mask and keeping distance. It's a simple requirement that we all have to meet together.

As for additional restrictions, we have known for months from epidemiologists that one of the main things is to reduce mobility. For example, the increased restrictions on movement hours. We are actively listening to information, including your media, about the restrictions that apply in different countries. We must choose from those the ones that will be effective and will do less damage to various sectors," Tskitishvili said.

Asked if the restrictions could be imposed on the weekend, the Vice Prime Minister said it was possible.

"It could be a weekend, it could be another day of the week, or it could be a slightly longer restriction for a certain period, but again we are staying within the selective restrictions, which means the restrictions will be where they are necessary," Tskitishvili said.

The Government of Georgia does not intend to impose large-scale systemic restrictions.

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