Agriculture Minister Levan Davitashvili has stated that products exported from Marneuli and Bolnisi quarantine zones in the country’s east are “absolutely safe and harmless” in terms of spread of the new coronavirus – COVID-19.
“Products have to be brought from Marneuli and Bolnisi Municipalities and delivered to the Georgian markets, because they are absolutely safe and harmless. It is important that people who have been placed under quarantine do not leave the areas. Soon we will have much more organized trading space in the region in order to import and export locally manufactured products out of the quarantined regions”, said Davitashvili.
Marneuli and Bolnisi municipalities were placed under lockdown after a local 62-year-old woman tested positive for COVID-19 on March 22.
Movement inside the municipality is strongly controlled. Locals are able to carry out agricultural work only in line with strict rules, also, move about only to buy food, medical products or see a doctor. (Agenda/Business World Magazine)