The report reviews the developments in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic in Georgia, the adopted emergency measures and restrictions and their impact on civic freedoms during the period December 2020 – February 2021. During this period, the measures adopted by the Government to fight coronavirus which led to restrictions of human rights which remained in force. Some of those restrictions are:
Restriction of movement of pedestrians and transportation between 21:00 and 05:00;
Ban on municipal transport in big cities and regular intercity transport;
Restriction of the work of cafes and restaurants (they could no longer host guests in closed or open space. The only allowed services were take-away, delivery and drive services);
Ban on conferences, trainings, cultural and entertaining events, sports, arts and cultural activities (except for online format).
These restrictions were introduced in Georgia at the end of November 2020.
Some of these restrictions against Covid-19 were eased, in relation to the Christmas holidays (in the period December 24-January 2). During this period, municipal and intercity transport was allowed. Also, the trade centers in big cities were given right to operate under certain conditions. Movement of pedestrians and transportation was allowed on the eve of New Year and the Orthodox Christmas (January 7). Covid-19, See full PDF