SECURITY MEASURES TO TOUGHEN FOR CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION
Georgian government’s interdepartmental coordination council on coronavirus, chaired by Premier Minister Giorgi Gakharia, held today its next meeting in the government’s administration.
The council pointed that Georgia passes to the stage of coronavirus spread and decided to toughen even more security measure and restrictions in the country, the administration reported.
GEORGIAN ARMED FORCES ARE MOVED TO BARRACKS
By decision of Georgia’s Defense Minister Irakli Garibashvili, armed forces of the country are moved to barracks since March 21 with aim to prevent spread of coronavirus.
Since March 12, part of the Defense Ministry’s officers works in remote mode.
NBG SOLD MORE $40M
National Bank of Georgia (NBG) declared about selling of $40 million at the currency auction today.
Average weighted rate made up 3.1564 GEL/USD, while official exchange rate, established by NBG for March 20 – 3.1568 GEL/USD.
PRICE CONTROL IMPOSED ON 9 NAMES OF PRODUCTS
Georgia’s Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Levan Davitashvili declared about development of extraordinary mechanism, which provides price control over essential food articles.
As the Minister said, initially it was planned to impose this mechanism on 7 articles: rice, macaroni, sugar, sunflower oil, flour, wheat, milk powder, but later, 2 more articles were added in working mode – buckwheat and haricot.
MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND AGRICULTURE: DEFICIT OF CANNED FOOD WILL NOT ARISE
Georgia’s Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Levan Davitashvili pointed that “main part of canned food on the consumer market is made in Georgia”. “Despite increased demand, no deficit will arise”, he assured.
THE GOVERNMENT: PRIVATE CLINICS EXPRESS READINESS TO ACCEPT CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS
Administration of the Georgian government declared that private clinics of the country express readiness to accept, in case of need, patients infected with coronavirus.
The subject was considered at the meeting of Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia and the Minister of IDPs from Occupied Territories, Labor, Healthcare and Social Protection Ekaterina Tikaradze with heads of up to 20 private clinics, which took place today.
LOCAL PRODUCTION OF MEDICAL MASKS IS LAUNCHED
Garment factory of Ajara Textile has started today production of medical masks, Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development reported.
According to the Minister Natia Turnava, masks will be made of various materials, which are agreed with the National Center of Disease Control and are examined by the Richard Lugar Research Center for Public Healthcare (so-called Lugar Laboratory).
LEASERS OF TBILISI MUNICIPALITY TO BE EXEMPTED FROM RENT FEE
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze declared that about 600 businessmen, who lease the municipality’s spaces or land plots for own activity, will be exempted from rent fee. The leasers will be obliged to spread this privilege for own sub-leasers, he pointed.