Covid-19 induced suspension of in-person studies, public transport extended in Georgia
In-person education, public transport suspension extended in Georgia
Schools in Georgia will resume, as always, on September 15, but so far only remotely, at least until October 4. It was also decided that public transport in cities across the country will not work until September 13 (previously the deadline was September 4). The restrictions were adopted due to the sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country as an average of 5,000- 6,000 people get infected and 60-70 people die of coronavirus every day.
Kindergartens, both private and public, will not be open until October 4th.
After October 4, the Ministry of Education will apply a differentiated approach to schools. This means that training will be resumed only in those cities and villages where no more than 4% of the tests turn out to be positive.
In this case, parents will be able to choose whether to allow their children to attend classes or have them continue to learn remotely.
In the case of universities, exceptions are made only for medical students. They will have practical, laboratory and clinical sessions as usual.
New restrictions, including suspension of public transport, are in effect in Georgia from August 14. Also, festivals, entertainment events, concerts, and sports competitions are completely prohibited, and the work of children’s entertainment centers is limited.
Since the end of August, 10-12% of the tests carried out have been positive, while a sign of stability is considered to be a figure of 4-5%.
In connection with the aggravation of the epidemic, the Public Defender of Georgia Nino Lomjaria demanded to postpone the elections to local self-government bodies scheduled for October 2, 2021.