27 January 2022,   15:48
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It is necessary for 90-95% of the population to wear facemasks, both indoors and outdoors - Bidzina Kulumbegov

The effectiveness of the restrictions and intensive testing program under the Government’s 2-month plan in light of Georgia’s epidemiological situation, alongside global trends in COVID-19 management, were discussed during the meeting between the Prime Minister and healthcare experts.


According to the healthcare experts, it is crucial for society to comply with applicable rules and for the state to ensure control over their enforcement, including facemask use and social distancing.


“Although the use of facemasks in the country has risen to 65%, it is not enough, and it is necessary for 90-95% of the population to wear facemasks, both indoors and outdoors, to allow for reducing the number of infections in the country and, consequently, lift the pressure from the economy. According to him, many European countries, in order to stabilize the epidemiological situation, have decided to tighten or keep applicable restrictions”, - said immunologist/allergist Bidzina Kulumbegov.

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