The Government of Georgia talks about the reasons for restrictions during the state of emergency.
According to the report regarding the measures taken by the Government against coronavirus to prevent the spread of COVID-19 three main factors were the reason of restrictions.
1. The degree of virus transmission and the healthcare system’s readiness - Given the high contagion and rapid spread of the virus, the task was not to allow people to become infected, which would lead to the healthcare system collapse.
2. Socio-cultural peculiarities of society - Given the specifics of society in the country (based on the tradition of different generations living together), it was impossible to separate and isolate risk groups (older people, people with chronic diseases).
3. Degree of acceptance of recommendations by the society - The analysis of the implementation of recommendations set at the initial stage of the fight against COVID-19 revealed the actual weakness of this method. To achieve the desired result, it became necessary to impose mandatory restrictions.