Covid-19 Georgia

Abkhazia village appeals to Tbilisi for help after massive disease outbreak, suspected to be Covid-19

By | February 19th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

A school building in Sida, another village in the Gali region. (DFWatch.) GALI, DFwatch--In the village of Tagiloni in the Gali district of breakaway Abkhazia, there has been an explosion of cases of an illness locals suspect to be Covid-19, following a burial feast held ten days ago. Locals reached out to DFWatch, to appeal for [...]

Georgia lifts some coronavirus restrictions after week of protests

By | February 4th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Anti-lockdown rally by representatives of the hospitality sector outside the government building in Tbilisi on January 30. (1tv.ge) TBILISI, DFWatch--Amid growing discontent and irritation among the population, the Georgian government is lifting some of the most painful restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. From Monday, February 8, public transport in major cities will be allowed to [...]

Georgia to lift some Covid-19 restrictions after drop in number of infections

By | January 18th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Amiran Gamkrelidze. (1tv.ge.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia plans to gradually lift Covid-19 related restrictions as the most recent statistics show a reduction both in new cases and the number of deaths, the country's chief epidemiologist Amiran Gamkrelidze said on Monday.  This process will be accompanied by an increase in the total number of tests and the start of [...]

Georgia’s main electricity provider announces price hike in midst of pandemic

By | December 28th, 2020|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch--At the end of a difficult year with families struggling to get through a pandemic, Georgia’s largest electricity provider announced a price hike that risks causing major discontent. On Monday, the CEO of Energo-Pro Georgia, which in 2016 controlled 62% of the country’s energy distribution, said an increase in electricity tariffs was inevitable. "The existing [...]

Georgia lifts restrictions from exhibitions, trainings and conferences

By | June 30th, 2020|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

Activities such as exhibitions, trainings and conferences are expected to be allowed from July 6 on, but this does not apply to swimming pools and fitness centers, said Economy Minister Natia Turnava Tuesday after Interagency Coordinating Council meeting. "Of course, this will be done in accordance with certain rules. In fact, the Ministry of Health has [...]

Amid optimistic figures Georgia starts reopening restaurants, malls, public transportation

By | May 27th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Imedinews.ge) Georgia will scale down most of restrictions imposed in February and March, including public transportation, shopping malls and even cafes and restaurants, PM Giorgi Gakharia said Wednesday. Public transportation, including metro, buses and minibuses, will resume operating on Friday, while intercity travel will reopen on June 8. People shall wear medical face masks [...]