losses caused by the pandemic to the
restaurant business in Georgia are enormous - 250,000 people were left without
work. If the business does not resume operation, t Germany, France, and Israel
combined will not be enough for migrant workers from Georgia, ” Shota
Burjanadze, chairman of the Georgian
Restaurateurs Association, says.
According to Burjanadze, only
700 out of 10,000 restaurants registered
in Georgia resumed work after the government’s decision, according to which, restaurants
were allowed to t serve food and drink in
the open spaces
country is facing three main problems - an economic crisis, coronavirus, a political
crisis. The only way to solve these three problems simultaneously is to improve
the economic situation. After the change of government that, in fact, has not
changed, it has a chance to start gradually lifting restrictions and open up
the economy. The restaurants should be allowed to start operating indoors,
restrictions on the operation of restaurants, shops, shopping centers, and
markets on the weekend should be lifted as well, ”he notes.
believes the sooner the economy opens, the sooner the business will get
back on its feet.
“The curfew must be lifted, and the sooner the
better,” he explains.
In Burjanadze’s words, if the
government takes adequate decisions, there will be no need for a meeting with
the Prime Minister.