Private vehicle traffic banned in Georgia
All private vehicle traffic in Georgia will be banned starting 12 p.m. on April 17 until the end of the state of emergency, Georgian Prime Minister’s spokesperson Irakli Chikovani said.
He has announced that despite "the strict recommendations" from healthcare officials to stay home, there is still much movement on the streets.
Calling on everyone to “precisely follow” all of the recommendations and regulations during the state of emergency, Chikovani said, otherwise, the government will be forced to declare the “nationwide lockdown”.
Moreover, starting tomorrow, it will be mandatory to wear face masks at all closed public spaces. Otherwise the relevant legal entities will be fined with GEL 15,000 for violation of the state of emergency regulations.
During ten days from April 17, restrictions will be imposed on visiting cemeteries in all cities throughout the country as well, Agenda.ge reported.
As of now, Georgia has confirmed a total of 348 cases of COVID-19 since February 28, including 76 recoveries and three deaths.