Georgia at the peak of 4th wave of pandemic with record-high number of daily Covid cases, deaths
Georgia has reached the peak of the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The mortality rate has already exceeded 40 per day, and the number of daily cases has long exceeded 4,000.
A record 5,697 new cases were confirmed on August 10, as well as 54 deaths.
By the decision of the Coordination Council, since August 10, wearing masks has again become mandatory in the open spaces where more than 5 people gather together. The fine for violation of this requirement will once again be 20 GEL [about $ 6].
Until now, wearing masks has only been mandatory indoors and in those places on the street where a lot of people gather – at fairs, bus stops, etc.
The National Center for Disease Control recommends canceling all mass events or at least minimizing the number of people participating in them.
“The rule of a distance of at least 1.5-2 meters must be observed. It is also recommended that event participants be fully vaccinated or receive a PCR test within the last 72 hours before the event or a rapid test within the last 24 hours”, says Amiran Gamkrelidze, director of the center.
In connection with the aggravation of the epidemic, President Salome Zurabishvili also canceled all large-scale events, including the planned reception of Georgian Olympics sportsmen at the presidential palace.