Georgia faces second wave of Covid-19 – PM

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has described the recent spike in coronavirus cases “a second wave.”

Addressing a cabinet meeting today, the Prime Minister said there was “no reason to panic” as the situation is under control.

He recalled the rapid steps taken by the government “from the first day of the spread of the virus.”

A record number of 57 cases have been confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,830.

An increased risk of coronavirus has lead to the tightening of anti-epidemic measures in Georgia.

Large social gatherings such as weddings and wakes are forbidden starting September 10.

All social events (weddings, wakes and anniversaries), which take place in an enclosed area, will be forbidden.

Restrictions for outdoor events have also been tightened. No more than 200 people will be allowed to participate in open-air events.

The opening of cinemas and theaters, children’s entertainment centres has been postponed until November 1.

Regulations for wearing masks have been tightened, including on public transport And in enclosed areas.

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