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  • COVID-19 Georgia Live Blog: One New Case, 11 Recoveries  May 26, 2020
    Monday, May 26 11:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports One New Case, 11 More Recoveries  The government-run website reports that one more person has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, increasing the number of total confirmed cases to 732. In the meantime, according to the webpage, 11 more patient have recovered, increasing the number of […]
  • Georgian Orthodox Church Bishop Airs Strong Anti-Western Messages May 25, 2020
    Metropolitan Bishop of Vani and Baghdati Eparchy (diocese) of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Anton Bulukhia, voiced a number of strong-worded anti-Western messages at his Sunday sermon on May 24 – suggesting, among others, to hold a repeat plebiscite about Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration. Lashing out at media outlets, as well as political and civil society outfits […]
  • Finance Ministry Sells GEL 80 Mln Benchmark Bonds May 25, 2020
    On May 25, the Georgian Ministry of Finance has sold benchmark bonds with nominal value of GEL 80 million (USD 25 million) and maturity of 5 years, at the auction of state securities.  According to the Ministry, six commercial banks took part in the auction, and the overall demand equaled to GEL 164,45 million (USD […]
  • New Abkhaz Leader Appoints More Cabinet Members, District Heads May 25, 2020
    Aslan Bzhania, newly sworn in Moscow-backed leader of Abkhazia, has appointed several more ministers of his 14-member cabinet. vice prime minister, minister of economy – Kritsina Ozgan (on May 4); minister of internal affairs – Dmitry Dbar (on April 30); minister of taxation – Daur Kurmazia (on April 30); minister of healthcare – Tamaz Tsakhnakia […]
  • The Daily Dispatch – 23 May May 23, 2020
    The Daily Dispatch is our editorial take on the past day’s news. You can subscribe here to get it in your mailbox every day, except Sunday. It is a new thing for us, tell us what you think! Click to write to us. Phantom media peddles Dreams — Georgia backs U.S. on Open Skies pullout […]


  • Georgia reports 2 new coronavirus cases, 13 recoveries May 24, 2020
    Two people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Georgia increasing the total number of cases to 730 in the country. Meanwhile, 13 infected individuals have recovered bringing the total recoveries to 522. 
  • Georgia's No. 1 tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili charged with domestic violence May 24, 2020
    Tbilisi City Court has set 100,000 GEL bail for the world acclaimed Georgian tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili, who has been charged with violence against his ex-wife in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.However, his lawyer Irma Tchkadua said Basilashvili denies the charges against him.
  • Tik Tok deletes Georgia’s Russian-occupied regions as separate listings May 24, 2020
    Georgia’s Russian-occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) have been removed as separate country listings on Chinese video-sharing social network Tik Tok. The Georgian Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that they had active cooperation with the Chinese officials in Tbilisi and Beijing to have Abkhazia and Tskhinvali removed from the social network. 
  • 12,477 Georgian citizens brought home since coronavirus outbreak May 24, 2020
    The Georgian government has brought back a total of 12,477 citizens from different coronavirus-hit areas in the world since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani announced yesterday that the prime minister’s interagency coordination council has spared no efforts to bring back all fellow citizens who wanted to return to Georgia.
  • Black Sea region of Adjara announced free of coronavirus May 23, 2020
    Georgia has five new cases of COVID-19 and 14 recoveries including two in the Black Sea region of Adjara, turning the region into a coronavirus-free zone again. Head of the Adjara region government Tornike Rizhvadze announced earlier today that no new cases of the virus have been reported in the region since April 30. 
  • NATO Sec-Gen: Russia’s restricting flights near Georgia border inconsistent with Open Skies Treaty May 23, 2020
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that all states party to the Open Skies Treaty ‘must fully implement their commitments and obligations’, while Russia has imposed flight restrictions ‘inconsistent with the Treaty’.

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