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Friday, June 29
Georgian National Environmental Agency Warns About Extremely High Temperature

The National Environmental Agency of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia has released a statement warning the population about the expected high temperature.

The Agency reported that the significant increase in temperature is expected in Georgia after June 28. Maximum air temperature in East Georgia from 28 June to 3 July will reach +36, +41 degrees. As for the capital, the temperature will reach +37, +39 degrees.

The National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) recommended the population to avoid outdoors during the hottest time of the day.

The recommendation also stated that it is important to prevent the sunlight from entering the room and if safe, leave the windows open at night.

Consuming a lot of water is recommended. The center also calls for proper storage and cleaning of food and products, in order to prevent spreading bacteria and viruses.

Two-Stage Practical Exam Becomes Mandatory for Getting Driver's License

In order to obtain a driver's license in Georgia, it will be necessary to go through a two-stage practical exam.

The Service Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that passing the road test in the closed square and in the city traffic as well will be an obligation.

“To obtain a driver's license, the candidate will have to pass a theory exam and afterwards take a practical exam. In order to maintain a high standard of safety, the practical exam will be divided into two stages. Candidates will first have to pass the exam at a special closed square and then, after overcoming this barrier, the driver will have to pass the driving license test in the city streets,” the Service Agency said.

Changes in the practical part of the driver's license exam were announced to be launched from July 1, however, it has been postponed to the end of 2018.
(By Mariam Chanishvili)