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Large-scale study on Covid-19 management and pandemic impact launches in Georgia

By Nika Gamtsemlidze
Monday, August 3
The government of Georgia, with the help of international partners, started working on a large-scale study on the Covid-19 management.

The independent study will analyze the impact of the crisis on social, human rights and legal issues, as well as the sustainability of state institutions. The actions of the government in the process of managing the state of emergency and pandemic, the existing challenges and the impact of Covid-19 on the vulnerable population of Georgia will be assessed. In the event of recurrent crises, recommendations will also be developed as a part of the study to better prepare state institutions.

The Prime Minister of the country thanked everyone involved in the process of the study.

“The study covers important issues such as crisis management, analysis of the legal framework during a pandemic, and human rights, which are critically important. Our goal is to identify the challenges we have achieved in this process despite the success and possible next wave, as well as to deal with similar crises even more effectively in the future,” said Natia Mezvrishvili, head of the government administration.

Louisa Vinton, UNDP Resident Representative in Georgia, welcomed the steps taken by the Government of Georgia in responding to the pandemic.

For the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the most important aspects of the government's response to the study are human rights issues during the pandemic and the declaration of a state of emergency.

As of today, there are 1177 reported cases of the coronavirus in the country. Out of which, 955 have already recovered.

Around the world, the numbers are still rising, surpassing 18 million. The most cases of the virus have been reported in the United States, where the number of people infected by the virus has surpassed 4.7 million. Brazil comes second, where more than 2.7 million cases of the Covid-19 have been reported.