Public transport was stopped in
Georgia from August 14 to September 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but almost the service sector, including
trade, was allowed to continue working.
The sector still believes that the ban has hurt them badly putting retailers in a bad situation and limiting access of shoppers to retail outlets.
“Since early May sales have been growing, in August the situation was very optimistic, and we expected a significant increase in turnover, but with the public transport suspension, everything changed for the worse. Trade fell by at least 30-35%, we hope that vaccinations will be carried out in a timely manner to avoid repeating this situation, ”he says.