Another session of the Coordination Council was held under the leadership of the head of government. Prime Minister’s Advisor and Spokesman Irakli Chikovani discussed new decisions and the current situation in terms of the spread of the virus during the briefing.
Chikovani talked about the special checkpoints on the borders of municipalities. According to him, it was decided at today"s [session of the] Coordination Council that similar points will be set up in two more municipalities - in Telavi and Akhaltsikhe.
“Special checkpoints have already been set up on the borders of seven municipalities throughout Georgia. The special checkpoints were organized by the forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as well as by the forces of the Ministry of Defense. The restrictions in place under the state of emergency are being strictly controlled at these checkpoints and, of course, thermal screening of our citizens is taking place as well.
As the prime minister informed the public yesterday, a decision effectively imposing a curfew has been reached and it will come into force today. All forms of transportation, including movement on foot or otherwise, will be prohibited between the hours of 21:00 and 06:00. This is an essential measure that was required in order for us to slow the spread of the coronavirus to the greatest possible extent.
As you know, the Government unified hotline, which can be reached by dialing 144, has begun to operate. The hotline received a huge number of calls after the announcement, as a result of which our citizens had to wait or call several times, and we apologize for this inconvenience. The capabilities of this line will be further increased and public awareness will be ensured. Our fellow citizens will be able to receive comprehensive information concerning the restrictions using this line, so that they can be fully informed on issues pertaining to the restrictions that are in place”, - concluded the Prime Minister’s advisor.