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Coronavirus live updates | Georgian vendors dump vegetables in Tbilisi

2 May 2020
Footage of protest outside of Market. Credit: TV Pirveli.

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02 May 2020, 20:12

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02 May 2020, 16:00

Mob attacks ambulance in southern Georgia

A group of residents of southern Georgia’s Bolnisi Municipality prevented paramedics from hospitalising a local person infected with COVID-19 yesterday.

According to Radio Marneuli, residents of the village of Mushevani confronted police officers and threw stones at an ambulance. The Interior Ministry confirmed today they had launched an investigation.

Footage of the incident from Radio Marneuli

Ten residents of Mushevani tested positive for the virus yesterday, making southern the Georgian regions of Bolnisi and Tetritskaro the most severely hit municipalities in Georgia.

02 May 2020, 10:00


Welcome to OC Media’s coronavirus live updates for Saturday, 2 May. We will be bringing you the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic from around the Caucasus.

The biggest developments from yesterday:

Vendors in Tbilisi, Georgia dumped spoiled vegetables near the Gldani Agricultural Market claiming Georgian officials have not allowed them to sell them, as the market remains closed.  

Authorities in Azerbaijan have announced that the special quarantine regime will be prolonged until 31 May. Despite this, they have cancelled a number of restrictions including allowing individual retail facilities, hairdressers, beauty salons, beauty services to reopen on 4 May.  

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