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COVID Georgia Live Blog: 3,333 New Cases, 5,052 More Recoveries, 56 Fatalities

Sunday, November 28 11:10 GMT+4 -– 994,285 People Fully Vaccinated According to NCDC Georgia, 1,144,894 people have received at least one jab of COVID vaccine, among them 994,285 persons have been fully vaccinated. 6,545 people received their jabs yesterday. 11:05 GMT+4 — 3,333 New Cases, 5,052 More Recoveries, 56 Fatalities Georgian authorities have reported 3,333 …

28/11/21 08:25

Abkhazia: Concerns Mount Over ‘Systemic Crisis’ in Law Enforcement

Abkhaz lawmakers summoned ‘interior minister’ Dmitri Dbar, chief prosecutor Adgur Agrba and other security officials on November 24 amid mounting concerns over “systemic crisis” in the law enforcement system and deteriorating crime situation in the occupied region. Earlier that morning, before heated exchanges between officials and opposition lawmakers, shooting on a micro-bus with passengers took …

26/11/21 15:04

U.S. Embassy Disappointed with Continued Top Court Selection

The U.S. Embassy in Georgia today expressed disappointment over the continued selection process of Supreme Court judges, as the Parliament is interviewing four candidates on November 25-26 to fill four lifetime seats at the top court. The Embassy voiced concern that the Parliament is moving forward with the appointments before it has “completed an independent …

26/11/21 14:51

Doctors Say Saakashvili Health ‘Stable’

Following the transfer to the Gori Military Hospital for treatment, jailed ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili’s health condition is stable but he complains of general weakness and imbalance issues, according to a new assessment of the team of medical experts convened by the Public Defender’s Office. The findings, issued on November 25, note that Saakashvili’s vital parameters …

26/11/21 13:35

Clashes, Detentions as Outgoing Councils Approve Batumi, Zugdidi Budgets

Outgoing Georgian Dream majorities of Batumi and Zugdidi local councils adopted 2022 municipal budgets amid the opposition’s vocal objections and clashes between activists and police. Interior Ministry said police detained four persons in Batumi and two others in Zugdidi. The opposition is angered that the outgoing members fast-tracked the budgetary process to conclude before the …

26/11/21 13:22

Dispatch – November 25/26: Schadenfreude

Saakashvili: New Escalation in Sight? – Sincere Talk of Ex-President’s Son Sparks Discussions – Anger in Batumi Brings Back Dark Memories – Culture Minister and Chronicles of Suspicious Dismissals Georgians love drama – look at politics, public discussions, internet reactions, or…well..the actual, theatrical drama. But apart from being consistently irritating and periodically amusing, the love …

26/11/21 04:00

Confusion as Health Minister Justifies Two COVID Passes with “Special Georgian Genes”

Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze raised eyebrows with her tongue-in-cheek comments about “special Georgian genetics” being responsible for having two COVID-19 Green Pass documents. It was not immediately clear whether the Minister was joking. Minister was grilled by the journalists on the reasons for which Georgia – in difference to other countries – plans two …

25/11/21 17:42


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