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Azerbaijan starts rolling out China’s Sinovac vaccine

Since the first case was registered in February, 227,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Azerbaijan, with almost 3,000 having passed away. 

Azerbaijan starts rolling out China’s Sinovac vaccine

Since the first case was registered in February, 227,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Azerbaijan, with almost 3,000 having passed away. 

New coronavirus variant confirmed in Georgia

This is the first case in the Caucasus of the new, more infectious strain first discovered in the UK.

New coronavirus variant confirmed in Georgia

This is the first case in the Caucasus of the new, more infectious strain first discovered in the UK.

Claims of false accusations dog Azerbaijan’s anti-COVID app

In one complaint, a TV presenter stated that the police misidentified her as a person who had unlawfully left her home while ill with the virus. 

Claims of false accusations dog Azerbaijan’s anti-COVID app

In one complaint, a TV presenter stated that the police misidentified her as a person who had unlawfully left her home while ill with the virus. 

The never-ending lockdown for Radio Marneuli

Radio Marneuli has long complained of being ignored by the authorities; during the lockdown, this has created a dangerous information vacuum.

The never-ending lockdown for Radio Marneuli

By Tamuna Chkareuli

Radio Marneuli has long complained of being ignored by the authorities; during the lockdown, this has created a dangerous information vacuum.

Analysis | Georgia’s COVID-19 reproduction number bodes well for the lockdown

The virus’ effective reproduction number, ‘R’ dropped to 1.03 already before new lockdown measures were introduced. 

Analysis | Georgia’s COVID-19 reproduction number bodes well for the lockdown

By Lorenz Hilfiker

The virus’ effective reproduction number, ‘R’ dropped to 1.03 already before new lockdown measures were introduced. 

Protests meet new lockdown in Georgia

Several groups have defied tight anti-coronavirus curbs the Georgian Government instituted on 28 November, including gym owners and street vendors.

Protests meet new lockdown in Georgia

Several groups have defied tight anti-coronavirus curbs the Georgian Government instituted on 28 November, including gym owners and street vendors.

How the South Caucasus stacks up in the coronavirus second wave

After an initial outbreak in Spring, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia are once again facing rising coronavirus case numbers.

How the South Caucasus stacks up in the coronavirus second wave

After an initial outbreak in Spring, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia are once again facing rising coronavirus case numbers.

Georgia goes into lockdown

The Georgian Government has announced a lockdown throughout much of the country to counter the coronavirus after the virus has spread widely in the country since September.

Georgia goes into lockdown

The Georgian Government has announced a lockdown throughout much of the country to counter the coronavirus after the virus has spread widely in the country since September.

Violets for megabytes: online learning in Georgia leaves students disconnected

A lack of internet access in the high mountains of Adjara and the financial burden on teachers and families mean many children are losing out on their education.

Violets for megabytes: online learning in Georgia leaves students disconnected

By Tamuna Chkareuli

A lack of internet access in the high mountains of Adjara and the financial burden on teachers and families mean many children are losing out on their education.

Datablog | How coronavirus messaging could provide a moral license to misbehave

In Georgia, it would appear that informing people that others are acting responsibly in the pandemic could in fact lead to the opposite behaviour.

Datablog | How coronavirus messaging could provide a moral license to misbehave

By Dustin Gilbreath

In Georgia, it would appear that informing people that others are acting responsibly in the pandemic could in fact lead to the opposite behaviour.

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