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Natia Turnava met with representatives of shopping malls and online shopping outlets

By Nika Gamtsemlidze
Monday, March 16
Natia Turnava, the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, met with representatives of shopping malls and networked merchants under the instruction of Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia.

As a result of the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the meeting discussed the challenges, preventive measures and sanitary-hygienic norms in the merchants' recommendation.

The meeting was also attended by Tinatin Khardziani, Acting Head of Administration of the Ministry of Health and Giorgi Edilashvili, Head of the Department of Investment Policy and Investment Support for Economics and Sustainable Development.

As Turnava stated after the meeting, the main issue to be discussed was the stock of products in the facilities with regard to which, the representatives of the merchants say there is no problem.

“First of all, we talked about supplies and assured that in this regard, there is no problem with the availability of the product and the supply goes smoothly,” said Turnava.

According to her, the meeting also discussed sanitary-hygiene measures in commercial establishments and in this regard, they were once again given recommendations by a representative of the Ministry of Health.

“Shopping malls are ready to prevent further spread of the virus in their networks. Objects that trade remotely think about how to strengthen the infrastructure in this regard and make less contact through trade, which is also very important. In addition, we have discussed other challenges in general, which pertain to the economy as a whole. Most importantly we see that there is no disruption in supplies, the facilities are supplied in the usual way and there is no reason to worry,” said Turnava.

At the meeting, representatives of the trade networks discussed the preventive measures they have already taken against the spread of coronavirus and the decisions they will take in the future. Particular emphasis was placed on preventive measures such as disinfection in shopping centers, introduction of WHO guidelines, development of contactless trade services and other important issues. It was decided that works with the Ministry of Economy on the Coronavirus prevention measures would continue in the future.