January 11th local time, Georgia’s Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Turnava announced that the country will extend the current epidemic prevention and control measures until February 1.
Turnava said that the Georgian government decided to extend the epidemic prevention restrictions until February 1 in order to use the two to three weeks before the lifting of the measure to prepare for the resumption of public transportation and trade.
In view of the severe epidemic situation, Georgia imposed two-month epidemic prevention restrictions from November 28, 2020 to January 31, 2021. During this period, a nationwide curfew was imposed, prohibiting residents from going out from 21:00 to 5 p.m.
the next day; intercity passenger transportation was suspended; restaurants were only allowed to provide take-out services; gyms, swimming pools, galleries, etc. were closed; kindergartens were closed, and other schools were converted to distance education.
According to the data of Georgia’s COVID-19 website on the 11th local time, 551 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in the country within 24 hours, with a total of 239,780 confirmed cases; 2,796 deaths; and 226,215 cured.