Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze says that making vaccination mandatory may further discourage people from receiving the coronavirus vaccine.
“That is why I am against mandatory vaccination,” Tikaradze said earlier today.
Head of Georgia’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Amiran Gamkrelidze says that the epidemiological situation is getting worse both in Georgia and abroad.
He stated, however, that the new mutation of the Delta variant, which is under close watch in the UK, has not been reported in Georgia so far.
The mutated variant is more contagious than the Delta variant of the virus.
Coronavirus cases still surge in Georgia, while the vaccination rate remains low.
Georgia has reported 4,762 new cases of coronavirus of 48,090 tests, 3,953 recoveries and 43 deaths in the past 24 hours.
49,523 remain infected with Covid-19 in Georgia as of today.
1,955,943 individuals have received at least one dose of the vaccine in the country since March 2021, of which 928,081 have been fully vaccinated.