Despite the growing dynamics of new cases, this has not affected the hospital sector at all, and the pressure is mainly on the laboratory and primary health care sectors, Gharibashvili stated at the government session.
The Prime Minister calls on the population to get vaccinated and notes the need to expand the vaccination process.
"The number of new cases of Covid infection is growing this week. Relevant sectors of the country are on standby. Epidemiological parameters are intensively monitored and continuously analyzed. Testing in recent days has revealed a fairly high daily infection rate, although mortality is 1.4%, which is quite low and the downward trend continues this week.
It is also noteworthy that so far, despite the growing dynamics of new cases, this has not affected the hospital sector at all, and the pressure is mainly on the laboratory and primary health care sectors. We observe the process.
I would like to call on the population to get involved in the vaccination process.
Mr. Azarashvili and I talked and we want the vaccination to be expanded. We want to start vaccination more intensively in the regions and villages. I would like to remind the population that we are paying a 200-GEL incentive supplement to people over the age of 50 and we want to expand this process even more - to bring vaccines to the villages. Although Omicron is quite weak, the risk is high, especially for the elderly and those with chronic illnesses.
Therefore, it is necessary to focus more on these groups, to carry out incentive activities for people over the age of 50 and to use all the vaccines that are available today," said the Prime Minister.