Georgia begins second lockdown

Under the new measures, city and intercity public transportation will be halted, and shopping malls, as well as restaurants and cafes, will also be closed, except for delivery service. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Georgia begins second lockdown

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08691577 A health worker takes a swab sample for a COVID-19 detection test in Tbilisi, Georgia, 23 September 2020. Schools and universities are also required to go fully remote, with the exception of medical universities. Countries around the world implemented measures to stem the widespread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. During the New Year celebrations, from December 24 to January 15 they will be in effect only on weekends. Georgia confirmed 3,801 new cases on Thursday, taking the total number of infections to 118,690. EPA-EFE/ZURAB KURTSIKIDZE

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Georgia’s government announced a multi-phased plan for putting the largest cities into 2-months lockdown starting from Saturday. The new restrictions will be in force from November 28 till December 23. EPA-EFE/ZURAB KURTSIKIDZE

A health worker takes a swab sample for a COVID-19 detection test in Tbilisi, Georgia, 23 September 2020. Countries around the world implemented measures to stem the widespread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. The government also strongly recommended that all people 70 years or older should stay at home. The announcement comes as the country struggles to slow a second wave in COVID-19 infections.