Georgia cancels state of emergency

21.05.2020,13:03


May 21, Fineko/abc.az. The government of Georgia has taken a decision not to extend the state of emergency, which expires on Friday, 22 May, and the curfew will be lifted in the country.

ABC.AZ reports with reference to the Georgian media that the relevant statement was made by country's Prime Minister George Gakharia.

He explained Georgian government’s decision in connection with the emergency situation: "The challenges associated with global pandemic COVID-19 are becoming more and more difficult, but it is our responsibility to carefully and rationally return to the usual rhythm of life, so the government decided not to extend the state of emergency and lift the curfew. At the same time, we must all understand that the virus has not gone away, and we must continue to live with respect for social distance, wearing masks, and so on."

The state of emergency in Georgia was introduced on 21 March because of the threat of coronavirus, and a month later it was extended until 22 May.

According to the Ministry of Health, the first case of coronavirus infection in Georgia was detected on 26 February. Currently, 721 cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Georgia, and 12 people have died.