09.Nov .2020 01:22

Head of NCDC and Director of the Hospital of Infectious Diseases Restrain From Assessing Health Risks Associated With Using Water Cannons Against Protesters

Head of NCDC and Director of the Hospital of Infectious Diseases Restrain From Assessing Health Risks Associated With Using Water Cannons Against Protesters
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Several hours ago MIA of Georgia used water cannons for dismantling protesters before the Central Election Commission (CEC) who demand the resignation of the CEC chair and to schedule the new elections.
 
One media outlet approached Director of the Hospital for Infectious Diseases Tengiz Tsertsvadze and Head of NCDC Amiran Gamkrelidze with the identical questions: Does dismantling protesters by water cannons in November add to the risks associated with health considering the existing epidemiological situation in Georgia?
 
Tengiz Tsertsvdaze said: “I cannot say. Epidemiological issues are the prerogative of NCDC and ask them. My competence is to treat the patient and I am not an expert on the question you pose me”.
 
Amiran Gamkrelidze said: “I do not answer these types of questions. Ask me what the epidemiological situation is in the country. What you ask me, this is a different type of political question. I do not comment on politics”.
 
Protesters continue to rally before the CEC headquarters despite the renewed dismantling with water cannons. Citizens and political leaders say they do not intend to leave the place and will continue to demand the resignation of CEC Chair Tamar Zhvania and setting the date for the new elections.
 
The key matter with these elections is the ability of the Georgian Dream to form the government unanimously. ISFED - an election watchdog had said earlier that the violations in counting ballots could affect the election outcome by 4.1%.