Agricultural markets in Samegrelo region (Western Georgia) faced the threat of closure


Agricultural markets in Samegrelo region (Western Georgia) faced the threat of closure

04/01/2020

Neither hygiene standards nor the distance established by the National Food Agency are observed in the food markets of the region.

The agricultural markets of Zugdidi, Senaki and Poti (Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region, Western Georgia) do not comply with sanitary standards established by the Georgian National Food Agency to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, and if the situation is not corrected in one day, these markets will be closed. This was stated to reporters by the State Commissioner in the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region, Alexander Motsereliya.

“Today, unfortunately, the given is such that neither hygiene standards nor the distance established by the National Food Agency are observed in the markets. So once again I want to ask and at the same time warn the administrations and market traders: if tomorrow the mandatory implementation of the recommendations of the National Food Agency does not begin, we will decide to close the agricultural markets. This applies to the agricultural markets of Zugdidi, Senaki and Poti. We do not require anything special, it’s just hygiene and distance. What is happening in the markets today is complete irresponsibility on the part of our citizens. In today’s situation, we really do not want to make such a decision, therefore we ask them once again – do not force us to make such a decision, ”said Alexander Mozereliya.

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Due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus from March 21, a state of emergency has been declared throughout Georgia for a period of 1 month, and since March 31, a general quarantine has been declared for a period of emergency. This regime provides for a number of restrictions regarding the movement of the population, transport, the work of organizations, various facilities, etc. Grocery stores and agricultural markets are allowed to operate normally (except during curfews). But at the same time, the sanitary and hygienic requirements for these facilities have been tightened, in addition, they are subject to a general restriction on the number of people who can be in a confined space at the same time, and a mandatory social distance of 2 meters. The National Food Agency specifically acquainted with the toughened requirements of business operators of the country’s agricultural markets. “It was explained to business operators that in order to prevent the spread of the virus, it is important to increase the frequency of washing and disinfection at facilities. Compliance with hygiene standards is mandatory, in particular: personnel should have disposable hats, medical masks and gloves; staff health should be monitored; during processing, transportation, storage and sale of products, the temperature regime must be observed, ”the Agency said.

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