PM: Gov't Not to Impose Restrictions in Kazbegi

"There are rumors circulating in various media outlets that the government is also going to impose restrictions in Kazbegi, but there is no risk. Today in Kazbegi and at the Larsi checkpoint the epidemiological situation is fully under control. Therefore, no one is going to impose any restrictions in Kazbegi," Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia stated at today's meeting of the Interagency Coordination Council in relation to the fact that 7 border guards at the Larsi checkpoint at Russia-Georgia border have tested positive for the coronavirus. 

The head of the government noted that as of today, 54,205 truck drivers of international shipments have been tested, of which 788 have tested positive for the virus.

"54,205 drivers have been tested, of which 788 have been infected with the virus. Even infected person who entered the country without being controlled could have been the result of great aggravation. These are areas that we need to control with great care and caution," he emphasized. 

All truck drivers are tested for the coronavirus at the border, and in case of a 'positive' answer, they are not allowed to enter the country.

Due to high epidemiological risk, Mestia municipality in western Georgia was placed on lockdown on August 10.

By Ana Dumbadze 

Image: Larsi checkpoint

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