25 October 2020,   07:22
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At the first stage of COVID-19, there was a need for a lockdown because there was no knowledge about the virus - Giorgi Gakharia

In the first stage of COVID-19, there was a need for a lockdown because there was no knowledge about the virus. Such a statement made today the Prime Minister of Georgiay.


“We have an increasing tendency in the number of infections, but the situation is under control and it is manageable. We have always said that with lifting the restrictions, including economic restrictions, the number of infected people would increase, as elsewhere, all over the world. Therefore, we have always said that the main task is to adapt to the virus and to learn to coexist with it. I would also like to say that at the first stage, the strict measures were aimed at saving the lives of our citizens, because there was no knowledge about the virus at that time.


Today, knowledge about the virus is much greater, which allows us to continue living normally, despite the increasing figures. And now the priority is to quickly recover economy and this is impossible to achieve without following certain rules. These are simple rules: mask, social distancing, hygiene, etc. We should all learn to live with this virus.


I want to emphasize that there will be no more strict closures or restrictions. A key component of our adaptation policy is that at this stage we must fight the spread of the virus in a targeted manner. There may be some local restrictions, but strict, systemic restrictions will not be imposed in the country any more”, - said Giorgi Gakharia.

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