Government of Georgia – Appearance 2021

Coordination Council Discusses Epidemic Situation, Vaccination Process and Current Restriction Easing Print Version


Meeting of an Inter-Agency Coordination Council led by Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia was held today at the Government Administration. Current epidemic situation and process of vaccination was reviewed and easing of the current restrictions was discussed. Municipal transport resumed its operation from today. The Coordination Council urges the population to use facemasks in public transport, outdoors and indoors, as it is mandatory and enforcement is tightly controlled by respective agencies.

At the same time, the Vaccination Promotion Lottery is launched today with a total prize of 2 800 000 GL to be divided among the winners, who will be selected at random. Monetary prizes will be won by individuals who have received one or both doses of COVID vaccine. Prize draws will be held daily and weekly. A tailor-made application is up and running already to provide information to citizens of Georgia on their COVID status.

Under the current regulations, people may attend various events (e.g. conferences, training sessions, sports tournaments, etc.) with evidence of vaccination or negative PCR test taken within the past 72 hours or negative antigen test result taken within the past 24 hours. Council has decided that this category will be extended to include people, who have been infected with COVID-19 in the past 6 months. This period of time will be calculated after 14 days from a positive lab test.

In addition, students who are not remotely studying medicine and need to practice, will be required to present evidence of vaccination or negative PCR test results taken once a week at their own expense or evidence that were infected with COVID in the past 6 months. The Coordination Council stresses that testing remains to be free for target groups defined in the applicable Government Decree and nothing has changed in that regard.

Meanwhile, the remote work regime is kept to the maximum extent in the public sector and a similar recommendation is given by the Council to the private sector. Besides, the Coordination Council has decided to reopen the children entertainment centers from October 4 in the country if a stable community transfer rate is maintained.

Since the first detection, 581 815 lab-positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Georgia, out of which 545 961 individuals have recovered and 8 233 - died.

Currently, 85 individuals are kept in quarantine, 1 611 - at clinical hotels and 6 186 - at healthcare facilities under medical supervision.

Inter-Agency Coordination Council led by the Prime Minister of Georgia actively engages the Parliament of Georgia chaired by MP Kakha Kuchava and Administration of the President of Georgia.

Press Service of the Government Administration