The impact of the Omicron variant’s spread on the hospital sector and the hospital sector’s readiness were discussed by today’s meeting of the Interagency Coordination Council.
Given the rapid spread characteristic of Omicron, the meeting pointed out that scrupulous compliance with epidemiological safety norms becomes especially important, including facemask use, social distancing, and avoidance of crowded gatherings. The meeting also underlined the significance of vaccination and booster shots for mitigating the severity of possible infections. On the Government"s decision, the 200-GEL incentives continue in January, and age threshold for incentive eligibility upon vaccination is lowered to 50.
The Coordination Council’s recommendation for both public and private institutions to switch to working remotely as much as possible remains in force.
The meeting also underscored that, in light of tourist season in full swing, infection numbers tend to have increased at ski resorts, consequently urging vacationers to comply with epidemiological safety norms by wearing facemasks and protecting their own and their family members’ health.