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Thursday, November 12
By The Messenger Staff

Court rejects lawsuit filed by opposition parties and NGOs to recount the votes

One of the leaders of the political party European Georgia, Sergi Kapanadze, stated that the court rejected 99% of the lawsuits filed by political parties and non-governmental organizations.

Kapanadze noted that the refusal to recount the votes at the polling stations means that the government, an extension of which is the Court in the current reality, is avoiding any legal way to establish the truth.

“We requested a recount at polling station 73. The precinct commission refused, but the Court granted us the right to see them and, after the recount, it turned out that 35 ballot papers were counted in favor of another political party,” said Kapanadze.

Kapanadze gave an example of one of the cases, 57th polling station of the 22nd district, where 202 signatures were found to be extra. That is, 202 more people showed up to vote than was recorded at the polling station.

Fauci: COVID-19 vaccine will be available at the end of December if proven effective

Anthony Fauci, head of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says the COVID-19 vaccine may be introduced in the US in December if its ‘reliability and effectiveness’ are proven. Fauch says he trusts the vaccine company, Pfizer, and if the food and drug administration gives him the green light, he is ready to get the vaccine himself.

According to Fauch, in the first stage, during vaccination, priority will be given to people working in the health sector and vulnerable groups who suffer from various diseases.

"We do not expect all doses of the vaccine to be available in December of this year. It will take a long time. More supplies of the vaccine will be available in March or April 2021," Fauci added.

According to him, in April 2021, approximately 700 million doses of the vaccine will be available.

US Secretary of Health Alex Azar told the CBN that "at the end of March, the beginning of April, they expect to get enough vaccines to reach everyone in the United States."

Government is preparing for another partial or full lockdown, FormulaNews reports

FormulaNews reports that according to the information of the Interior Ministry, the government is planning on another lockdown to go into effect at the end of the week.

Additional regulations will be introduced and tightened not only at night but also during the day.

Tengiz Tsertsvadze, Director General of the Infectious Diseases, has recently stated that lockdown would be the easiest way to take control