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COVID-19 Georgia Live Blog: 1,550 New Cases, 494 More Recoveries, 15 Fatalities

Tuesday, January 19  11:20 GMT+4 – 822 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 Regulations Georgian Interior Ministry has revealed 822 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 143 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 …

19/01/21 08:15

The Dispatch – January 18

The Imitation Game – Will he Stay or will he go? – Change of Lawyers – Judas-Designate Speaks AUGURIES AHEAD Such is the nature of the current Georgian politics, that comings and goings at the top seem much like the ballet of the Olympian gods, whose existence manifests itself in mysterious ways. Auguries and prophecies …

18/01/21 22:58

Three Detained on Georgia-Controlled Territory Near Abkhazia, Tbilisi Says

The State Security Service of Georgia reported late on January 18 that Russian occupation forces detained three Georgian citizens on Tbilisi-controlled territory near Zugdidi Municipality’s Khurcha village, adjacent to Abkhazia dividing line. The SSG said it activated the EUMM-managed hotline, through which, the Abkhaz representative confirmed the detention and the subsequent release of the three …

18/01/21 21:35

Finance Ministry Sells GEL 25 Mln Bonds

On January 18, the Ministry of Finance of Georgia sold ten-year treasury notes worth GEL 25 million (USD 7,58 million) at the treasury securities auction. The National Bank of Georgia (NBG) stated that three commercial banks participated in the auction, with total demand amounting to GEL 45,550,000 (USD 13,8 million). At the auction, the minimum interest rate stood at 8.540%, …

18/01/21 11:09

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in Georgia: Waiting for Godot?

A number of virus-ravaged nations across the world have already started to roll out the COVID-19 vaccination. Many governments have encountered serious difficulties in managing the process. Despite the government’s promises, Georgians, living through the second lockdown, are left guessing as to when exactly the first jabs could be administered. What Is the Plan? Georgian …

18/01/21 09:00

Irakli Kobakhidze Confirmed as Georgian Dream Chair

The 42-year-old Irakli Kobakhidze, the former Parliament Speaker, was confirmed unanimously as the Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia chairperson at the ruling party congress today. The congress, attended by a few hundred party delegates amid COVID-19 restrictions, was convened earlier this week, shortly after the GD founder Bidzina Ivanishvili announced on January 11 his second …

16/01/21 11:34

The Dispatch – January 15

Opposition Ponders Schemes – Government Got the Letter about Vaccines – Halting Public Transport is Discriminating – U.S. Bringeth 5G ROUND AND ROUND Just as the New Years’ celebration in Georgia seems never-ending, so does the saga of the elections of the year past – they have ended, but they are not over. After all, …

15/01/21 22:26


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