Georgia declares state of emergency to halt coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Administrative responsibility is introduced for breaking the state of emergency
14:42, 21 March 2020

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In Georgia, a state of emergency is introduced for a month. Georgian Prime Minister George Gaharia announced this today, on March 21, after a meeting of the coordinating council for responding to the spread of coronavirus, Novosti-Georgia reports.

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According to Gahariya, all individuals and legal entities are required to comply with the state of emergency. For violation of the state of emergency, administrative liability is introduced - for individuals in the amount of $1000, for legal entities - $4700.

What restrictions shall be applied during a state of emergency:

- for violation of the isolation or quarantine regime, persons will be forcibly transferred to the appropriate institution, sanctions will be applied for violation of the rules. For international passenger traffic restrictions are set, except for freight traffic;

- other terms and rules for the provision of public services are established. The Government of Georgia will be given the right, if necessary, with the aim of quarantine isolation for medical purposes, to restrict the right of ownership and use the property of individuals or legal entities and material resources;

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- limited to more than 10 people. The government will have the right to restrict private organizations, business structures or entrust them with the implementation of specific activities.

If necessary, the government will regulate the prices of medicines, medical services and essential products.

The government will establish rules and conditions in the field of education that are different from the laws of Georgia. If necessary, the government will be able to declare a general mobilization of persons with a medical education and authority.

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Meetings of the Georgian government can be held remotely. All individuals and legal entities are required to comply with the state of emergency.

As we reported before, According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, 146 Ukrainians are quarantined abroad, and three died due to coronavirus

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