On the Decision of the Interagency Council on Coronavirus, School Break Extended to April 1, and Conscription Postponed for a Month Print Version

2020-03-11

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Led by the Prime Minister, the Interagency Coordination Council on Coronavirus held it's a regular meeting today.

During the council's meeting, the Head of Georgian Government was briefed on the health condition of coronavirus-infected patients in Georgia and the general epidemiological situation in the world. Presently, 23 cases of the virus have been confirmed, the meeting reported, with satisfactory health conditions in most cases, and relatively complicated symptoms in two cases. Nonetheless, all patients are in stable condition and receive relevant treatment.

The Coordination Council was informed that 126 people remain under quarantine, and 46 are under surveillance in the hospital.

Today, the council made new decisions in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country:
1. School break is extended to April 1 in all educational institutions throughout Georgia. Daycare centers suspend service delivery to persons with limited abilities until April 1. Necessary measures under the sub-program for service delivery at daycare centers will be taken by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs. The issue of remuneration during said period will be resolved in line with the relevant state program.

2. Spring conscription is postponed for a month, until April 13.

To ensure coordinated steps, the Interagency Coordination Council under the Prime Minister's leadership will continue holding regular meetings.

The council's work engages active participation from the Administration of the President and the relevant parliamentary committee.

Today's meeting reiterated that the authorities are in full control of the situation.

Today's meeting of the Interagency Coordination Council reaffirmed the importance of high civic responsibility among citizens and observance of recommendations from the Ministry of Health for the cause of preventing the virus's widespread transmission.


Press Service of the Government Administration