During the today’s Government sitting the Prime Minister of Georgia spoke about the importance of adherence to rules and noted that if 90% of citizens wear facemasks, community transmission rate will decline by 70%
“Yesterday, another daily anti-record was set globally with over 400 000 new cases of COVID infection and the total number of contracted people exceeded 41 million all over the world. Many European countries have witnessed anti-records and we also have a significant rise in the number of infected people in Georgia. Adaptation and management stage, which we are at present, requires more responsibility to be demonstrated by each of us. Everyone knows how effective a basic face mask is. We spoke with epidemiologists today as well and they confirmed that if 90% of our citizens wear facemasks, the community transmission rate will decline by 70%”, - said Giorgi Gakharia.
He once again urged the citizens to comply with regulations and safeguard each other.
“Nobody invented more effective tools against the global pandemic than facemask, social distancing and basic personal hygiene. That is, we should altogether care for each other and adhere to rules. Otherwise the community transfer rate will be increasing fast, thereby causing more damage to our economy and our citizens. That is why, we should better care for each other by demonstrating more responsibility and we should primarily safeguard the elderly as they are at the front line of the risk group”, - concluded the Head of the Government.