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More restrictions to be lifted in Georgia beginning today

By Nika Gamtsemlidze
Monday, March 15
According to the decision of the Inter-Agency Coordination Council, further restrictions will be lifted in Georgia starting from today, March 15.

According to the decision announced by the Inter-Agency council, universities in the country will have the ability to continue classes offline, gyms will also be able to reopen, and the theaters and sports clubs will be allowed to resume rehearsals.

Because of the harsh epidemiological situation, the government of the country adopted strict restrictions on November 28.

From March 1, museums and libraries have resumed operations in Georgia, Batumi restaurants have started accepting customers indoors (except weekends), conferences and training are allowed, and kindergartens are open.

Health experts say that officials will have to focus on the ongoing events in the country and make sure to analyze the effect of lifting the restrictions.

One restriction that remains unchanged in the country is the curfew. The Minister of Health of Georgia Ekaterine Tikaradze said that 'we do not have the luxury' to lift the restriction on the curfew. She said that already, the number of daily reported cases is increasing slightly, and lifting this restriction might have further influence.

Over the weekend, 612 new cases of the Covid-19 were reported in the country. In total, there has been a total of 274,989 Covid-19 cases reported in Georgia. Out of these, 268,237 have recovered.

The first case of the virus was reported in the country on November 26, 2020.