The State Of Georgia Will Partially Resume Economic Activity
Republican Governor of Georgia Brian Kemp plans to begin lifting restrictions on economic activity imposed in connection with the spread of the coronavirus this week.
He said it was important to allow businesses that were closed to earn some revenue, noting that some restrictions would still be left in place.
"I think this is the right approach at the right time. We don't just return keys to business owners. We are talking about people whose businesses have been closed by the government," Kemp was quoted as saying by local media.
The state government plans to open gyms, hairdressers, bowling alleys and tattoo parlors if the owners comply with strict hygiene and social distance requirements.
Cinemas can resume ticket sales starting Monday. Restaurants the operation of which is limited by the takeout orders can return to normal operation with the observance of certain precautions.
At the same time, the ban on bars, night clubs, and concert venues will remain in place.
Kemp's actions coincide with the first phase of the "Opening America" plan put forward by US President Donald Trump last week. It provides for a 14-day reduction in the number of COVID-19 cases. In Georgia on Monday, the decline was observed for the sixth day in a row.