If Aslan Bzhania had a list of problems and a development plan before coming to power, he now will have to develop a new one, as the coronavirus epidemic has undermined the economy and changed the playing field
Chacha and propolis against coronavirus – a video about merchants who work every day despite the pandemic
The state of emergency has been relaxed in Abkhazia, allowing shops and open-air markets to re-open. The locals have never been all to eager to wear masks and gloves, though
The main reason for easing the state of emergency was the failure of the economy
Abkhazia is in quarantine, and there's a ban on attending church services Still, around a hundred faithful came to the cathedral on Easter night
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, no more than 50 people will participate in the inauguration ceremony of the President of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhania. There will be no orchestra, no guard and no banquet.
“Do not be afraid of death” – some priests in Abkhazia are urging the public to go to church, others say ‘stay at home’
Father Vissarion, a supporter of unity with the Russian Orthodox Church, calls for Easter to be celebrated in churches. Father Dorofei, a supporter of the creation of an independent Abkhaz church, has closed the Athos monastery to parishioners and broadcasts services online
Online karate and chess tournaments, Zoom ballet classes and the first Abkhaz song dedicated to coronavirus
Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia - disease statistics, safety measures, other events related to the epidemic. Coronavirus in the Caucasus
An overview of the events in the Caucasus for the week of April 6-11, 2020
A second case of coronavirus infection in Abkhaz has been detected. Residents are not allowed to leave the apartments; the authorities аре supplying them with food.
The Abkhaz authorities have shut the borders - even for Abkhaz citizens
There are no coronavirus cases in Abkhazia yet, but a state of emergency has been introduced. Borders have been closed, transport is suspended, shops are shuttered except groceries and drugstores
The week of 30 March-4 April 2020 in just 90 seconds
The authorities are trying to be proactive, as they understand that their own resources to cope with the pandemic will not be enough, and the emergence of a virus in Abkhazia could be a disaster
Residents of Abkhazia about what has changed since the state of emergency
The authorities of Abkhazia have belatedly acknowledged the appearance of the virus after a patient with COVID-19 was transferred to the hospital on the Georgian side.
The new hospital in the Zugdidi region of Georgia will be used to retreat patients with COVID-19
Caucasus fighting the coronavirus - despite lockdowns in place, churches continue to draw parish. "Week in the Caucasus" from JAMnews
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