Bzhania extends border-restrictions with Russia until 21 July

Abkhazia - Russia border checkpoint

SUKHUM -- The President of Abkhazia, Aslan Bzhania, extended the restrictions on the state-border with Russia until 21 July, according to the press-service of the head of state.

It is noted that the Abkhazian side has prepared a number of proposals to remove restrictions on crossing the Russian-Abkhaz border.

A letter has been also sent to the head of the Russian government, Mikhail Mishustin, in which Abkhazia’s willingness to remove restrictions in compliance with the necessary sanitary and epidemiological measures is expressed.

At present, consultations are being held between representatives of the parties at a governmental level on working out a joint-decision on the issue of removing restrictions on the border.

The head of state during his press-conference on 3 July stressed that a favourable epidemiological situation is developing in the republic, and Abkhazia is ready to open the border at any time. However, in order to act, in his opinion, synchronisation is essential.

From 15 July, Russia also abolished the mandatory two-week quarantine for those arriving in the country.

To date, in the Republic of Abkhazia there are no detected cases of coronavirus-infection.

The total number of patients identified with coronavirus in Abkhazia for the entire pandemic is 38. Of these, 37 people recovered and one patient died.

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