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Georgia cancels COVID Green Pass system

2-02-2022, 08:54 Region » Georgia
Georgia cancels COVID Green Pass system

2 February 2022, 08:54 - NovostiNK
The Georgian government today canceled the nationwide requirement to present COVID Green Passes for entering restaurants, bars and other entertainment venues, Civil Georgia reported.

The move comes as Georgia struggles with the rapid increase in coronavirus cases, with record 24,201 daily infections reported today, and a sluggish vaccination drive.

As the reason for the decision, member of the Inter-Agency Coordination Council Giorgi Gibradze said the green pass system “lacks effectiveness,” amid the spike in the cases, considering the rapid rate of the spread of Omicron variant and its relative leniency.

Gibradze noted in a press briefing that the authorities also took into account “international practice” in making the move, but when grilled by a reporter he did not name a country that had also abolished the green pass system.

He added however that people will still receive green passes for international travel.

Individuals received a “green status” if they were fully vaccinated, had recovered from COVID, or taken a PCR test within the last 72 hours, or an antigen test within 24 hours.



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