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In Georgia, wearing masks on the street became optional

28.03.2022 127 просмотров

Georgia has canceled the mandatory wearing of masks on the street.

Wearing protective masks for residents of Georgia, introduced due to the pandemic, has become optional on the street since Monday. The corresponding decision was made by the interdepartmental coordinating council for the fight against coronavirus under the Prime Minister of the Republic due to the favorable epidemiological situation.

Wearing masks indoors, as well as in public transport, will continue to be mandatory. For violation of the rules, citizens will be fined 20 lari (more than $6). Residents of the republic began to wear masks after the discovery of the first case of coronavirus infection in the republic in February 2020. At first, the wearing of masks was mandatory only in enclosed spaces and public transport, then this rule extended to people moving along the street.

However, the government decided from March 28 to abolish restrictions on the number of people in social and sporting events. Government employees working remotely can also return to their jobs. The Interdepartmental Coordination Council decided to abolish the mandatory self-isolation for Georgian citizens returning from abroad without a negative PCR test result for coronavirus. All restrictions, as well as the wearing of masks, have been in force in the republic since 2020.

The first case of coronavirus infection in Georgia was recorded on February 26, 2020. The country has already gone through several waves of the pandemic. In December last year, the first cases of infection with the Omicron strain were detected in the republic. In February of this year, the Ministry of Health announced that the sixth wave had begun to decline.

During the pandemic in Georgia, which has a population of more than 3.7 million people, 1,646,316 cases of infection were detected, and 16,708 patients died from complications. Since March 15, 2021, Georgia has been vaccinating against coronavirus with drugs from Pfizer, Sinopharm and Sinovac Biotech. According to the Ministry of Health, 1,255,834 people have received both components of the vaccine since the beginning of the campaign, which is 43.7% of the adult population.

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