26.Nov .2020 21:00

Gakharia: High Mobility Without Compliance to Rules Has Led to the Unnatural Numbers

Gakharia: High Mobility Without Compliance to Rules Has Led to the Unnatural Numbers
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"What do you think has led to the unnatural community transfer rate? If we think in a logical manner, of course, high mobility and gathering of large quantities of people without compliance to rules have led to the unnatural numbers for the country," Giorgi Gakharia, Prime Minister of Georgia stated at a press briefing held after the Inter-Agency Coordination Council meeting held today.
 
PM noted that the country was one of the best before August in terms of managing the pandemic.
 
“It is of principal importance that Georgia was one of the best countries before August in terms of managing the pandemic. What is happening in the country nowadays is an unnatural community transfer rate for Georgia judging by the size of the country and experience gained in managing the dawn of the pandemic before September. That is why, we have to introduce rather tight restrictions during the coming two months. What do you think has led to the unnatural community transfer rate? If we think in a logical manner, of course, high mobility and gathering of large quantities of people without compliance to rules have led to the unnatural numbers for the country. Of course, what you listed now is partially caused by the political process as well, as the election campaign envisages a quite high mobility of people.
 
All of that has led to the current state of unnaturally high community transfer rate for Georgia. I want us all to consider one thing: the healthcare system of the country and Government of Georgia have the sufficient resources to manage 3000-4000 cases of COVID infection daily. Nevertheless, healthcare system and medical doctors, resources of the sector need to be taken into consideration and any country will be challenged with the task. What we are doing now is to indemnify the system from further increase of the community transfer rate. We all need to understand it well that street rallies have led to this risk and we ended up jumping from three to four thousand cases a day to numbers I do not wish to indicate” stated the Prime Minister of Georgia.