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The News in Brief

Wednesday, June 2
Prepared by the Messenger Staff

Sinovac recognized by WHO

The World Health Organization has authorized the Chinese-made vaccine, according to AFP.

A hearing on vaccine authorization was held at the World Health Organization today.

Sinovac is the second Chinese vaccine authorized by WHO, with the organization approving the Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use in early May.

Financial aid for vulnerable children raised from 50 to 100 GEL

According to the Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili, the assistance to socially vulnerable children will increase from 50 GEL to 100 GEL.

As Gharibashvili writes on Facebook, instead of the existing 100,000 points, children living in families with less than 120,000 points will also be able to receive 100 GEL assistance.

Curfew reduced by an hour

The curfew will run until 04:00 instead of 05:00 in the morning, according to the decision made by the Coordinating Council.

The reason was the support of farmers in the process of selling agricultural products.

Two anti-HPP rally activists wounded by police

Irakli Mukbaniani, a participant in the anti-Namakhvani protest rally in the village of Sakulia, Imereti, was detained by force. Locals said one person was wounded by a rubber bullet and another by a bullet from a gun during the arrest. The two activists were soon taken to the hospital.

MIA accuses Mukbaniani of assault and physical assault of a police officer during a rally on May 29. The detainee faces 4 to 7 years in prison.

According to locals, the accused was working with his accomplices at the cemetery when special forces approached them and shot at Mukbaniani during his arrest.

In a conversation with Formula, one of the locals says that the riot police carelessly shot the people gathered at the cemetery in the legs.