Monthly Archives: March 2020

Full list of businesses permitted during quarantine

By | March 31st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Army and police officers at the special checkpoint in western Georgia. (Facebook/MIA.) The government of Georgia on Tuesday released a list of 18 “economic directions”, which are permitted to keen on their activities during tightened quarantine measures. The list includes: - Medical facilities. - Businesses related to production, distribution and sale of food, and [...]

Georgia declares nationwide quarantine

By | March 30th, 2020|Categories: Brief|Tags: , , , |

Giorgi Gakharia (Imedinews photo). PM Giorgi Gakharia declared full quarantine throughout the entire territory of Georgia on Monday evening. The quarantine will be enforced from 8 am Tuesday on and it prohibits free movement by any public transportation by 9 pm. From 9 pm till 8 am morning a curfew is being imposed. Any type [...]

Covid19 update: Georgia bans public gatherings, passenger traffic

By | March 23rd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Army checkpoint on Marneuli road. (MoD/Facebook.) Georgia introduces new measures to tackle covid19 spread inside the country as total number of cases reaches 61 with seven new cases reported on Monday. The decree issued by the government on March 23 bans all social gatherings which involve ten people or more, including funerals, weddings, birthday [...]

Azerbaijan unexpectedly frees journalist who was secretly abducted in Tbilisi three years ago

By | March 17th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Azerbaijan’s authorities released on Tuesday Afgan Mukhtarli, an investigative journalist convicted on falsified charges. The released was ordered by the court, his lawyer Neymat Karimli said. He immediately left the country and flew to Germany, his wife Leyla Mustafayeva said. The release might be connected to Nowruz celebrations, Azerbaijan’s news agency Turan reports. Afgan Mukhtarli, an [...]

Five measures introduced by Georgia to tackle coronavirus spread

By | March 17th, 2020|Categories: Brief|Tags: , , , |

(Facebook.) Georgia introduces special measures to tackle coronavirus spread in the country by virtually closing borders and proposing shutdown of cafes and restaurants. On Monday, the government declared blanket ban on aliens to enter the country, and decided to close down ski resorts. Additionally, on Tuesday it ordered banning marshutkas as public transport across [...]