The market administration in the city of Poti in western Georgia began to disinfect money: now the coins are treated with an antiseptic solution, and paper bills are ironed, Ria Novosti reports.
Earlier, the deputy head of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia, Paata Imnadze, said that a hot iron or disinfectant would be effective for disinfecting cash.
Before entering the market, visitors give their money, a special person processes the coins with an antiseptic solution, and irons paper bills with an iron and then returns it to the owner.
In addition, all market visitors undergo thermal screening, receive disposable gloves for free, and are required to maintain a distance.
The governor of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Alexander Motsereliya, visited the agricultural market in Poti on Sunday. He noted that all sanitary and hygienic standards, as well as social distance, were observed on the spot.
In turn, the agricultural markets in Telavi (Kakheti region) and Senaki (Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region), on the contrary, are temporarily closed on Monday, due to non-compliance with recommendations and sanitary standards.
Trade in agricultural markets has been suspended due to violations discovered during an unscheduled inspection conducted by the National Food Agency.
The administration of the Telavi market claims that it regularly disinfected the territory and that buyers were allowed to enter the market in turn.
Since March 20, all retail outlets, including food markets, have been temporarily closed in Georgia. Allowed to work: pharmacies, grocery stores, pet stores, warehouses, agricultural markets, animal markets, fertilizer stores, household appliances stores, and gas stations.