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Georgia will not extend the state of emergency beyond 22 May
15 May 2020

The Georgian government will not extend the State of Emergency when it expires on May 22. This was stated by prime minister Giorgi Gakharia at a Government meeting on Friday (15 May)

Gakharia said that he was ready to go to Parliament afterwards and answer any questions about the conduct of the government during the State of Emeregency that has been in place since 23 March as part of the government's response to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Some restrictions however will remain in place. The prime minister added, 

"I would like to emphasize here that this does not mean that the restrictions imposed will be completely and suddenly lifted. These are some limitations that epidemiologists believe we need to maintain in order to maintain the high level of risk control we have today."

Georgia is considered to have successfully contained the coronavirus pandemic, keeping the number of infections and deaths to among the lowest in Europe

source: commonspace.eu with agencies

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