Georgia bans weddings, commemorations amid rising coronavirus cases

Georgia bans weddings, commemorations amid rising coronavirus cases

Georgia bans weddings, commemorations amid rising coronavirus cases

TBILISI (Reuters) – Georgia has banned weddings, commemorations, anniversaries and other ritual events since September 10 amid rising coronavirus cases, head of government Natia Mezvrishvili said Wednesday.

Mezvrishvili said at a briefing that the opening of theaters, cinemas and children's entertainment centers has been postponed for a month until November 1.

In addition, the government decided to ban cultural and sports events in the open air with the participation of more than 200 people.

The number of coronavirus infections has started to rise in the last week after the outbreak in Adjara, Georgia's Black Sea resort.

As of Wednesday, 1,773 cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in Georgia, 19 people have died.

In June, Georgia lifted most of the restrictions, as a result, shops and shopping centers, restaurants, cafes, hotels were able to open, and public and intercity transport resumed work.

Most schools will return to school on 15 September, while kindergartens are scheduled to open on 1 October.

(Margarita Antidze. Edited by Anastasia Teterevleva)

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