Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has stated that the government has no plans to reimpose coronavirus restrictions “because the state economy will not withstand them”.
He stated at a governmental meeting that the authorities had decided to “manage the epidemiological situation in the country rather than impose lockdown and other restrictions”.
Garibashvili has urged the public to receive vaccines and to trust scientists and not various “anti-vaccine fake information and Facebook pages”.
He stated that “practically there are no deaths” among individuals who have been inoculated.
“I wish coronavirus vaccines to be available in all Georgian villages for the vaccination process to be possible on site,” Garibashvili said.
He noted that the state economy grew by 12% YoY in January-June, “which allowed us boosting the state budget by more than one billion GEL and not taking new loans”.
He stated that if new restrictions were put in place the government would have to take loans “and later our citizens will have to pay them”. (Agenda/Business World Magazine)