When the community transfer rate will be 4% for 7 consecutive days, we will be able to baldly, but carefully and prudently reopen the economy. It was announced by Giorgi Gakharia, Prime Minister of Georgia at the Executive Government Meeting today.
In the opinion of the Prime Minister of Georgia, the current trend gives us grounds to be cautiously optimistic.
“We need to essentially consider an issue that concerns us all here and our citizens. It is the quick, safe, prudent and gradual reopening of our economy,” he noted.
“I wish to stress that when the community transfer rate will be 4% for 7 consecutive days, we will be able to baldly, but carefully and prudently reopen the economy. As it appears now, the current trend gives us grounds to be cautiously optimistic. That is why we need to start a discussion today lifting the restrictions earlier if the trend is maintained for the coming week as we managed to do last summer. It primarily applies to Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Rustavi. Reference is made here to education institutions to make sure that our children go to classes. It also relates to a gradual resumption of the municipal transport, so that the achievements made as a result of our joint efforts in the last two months do not get jeopardized. What is most important, we should do our best to maintain this achievement in a stable manner until we start a gradual reopening of the tourism sector. The economic team led by Maya Tskitishvili, Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia has been holding meetings with businesses for several days already to make sure that the reopening is sustainable, prudent and – what is most important – safeguarded. Two, three, four or five thousand cases a day will not let us talk about normal economic performance. That is why we all – together with our citizens – need to make steps in a most responsible and reasonable manner” stated Giorgi Gakharia.