25.Nov .2021 18:30

Enactment of Green Status For Those Who Recovered From Coronavirus Encourages Anti-Vaxxers -Health Expert

Enactment of Green Status For Those Who Recovered From Coronavirus Encourages Anti-Vaxxers -Health Expert
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On the Coordination Council's decision, "Green Passport only" admission will apply from December 1 to the following: eateries, restaurants, cafes, and bars (both outdoor and indoor), cinemas, theaters, opera houses, museums, concert halls, entertainment centers, casinos and gambling sites, spa centers, fitness clubs, hotels, and aerial lifts in winter resorts. The requirement also applies to the guests of the listed facilities. As for entertainment centers for children, Green Passports are mandatory for citizens aged over 18.

Green status will be given to the following groups: fully vaccinated individuals, those who have recovered from coronavirus, citiznes with negative PCR test certificates conducted within the last 72 hours, people with negative rapid test results conducted within the last 24 hours.

According to Coordination Council's decision, those who recovered from COVID-19 will have the permanent Green Status.

The decision has been criticized by health experts, who say the idea of a green passport makes no sense. According to Zurab Chiaberashvili, this initiative encourages anti-vaxxers.

"The idea of a green passport is to encourage vaccination. The fact that you can simply use a green passport for those who have just recovered from COVID-19, encourages anti-vaxxers. It means that vaccination is not needed. If you recover from the virus, you will have a green passport. This initiative loses all meaning to the COVID-Passport”, said Zurab Chiaberashvili, a health specialist.