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BALTIC: government calls a meeting to decide on new covid-19 restrictions

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Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš

On Tuesday, 27 October, Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš called a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers to decide on the government’s strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stricter safety measures and expansion of testing measures, as reported by the prime minister’s bureau.

«What we can see now is that the virus continues spreading in Latvia, which demands immediate action to make sure the virus doesn’t work. To prevent overloading hospitals and the healthcare sector falling into crisis, I will urge the government to decide on stricter security restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19,» stresses Kariņš.

He also noted that at this meeting it is planned to discuss the state strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 and make it comprehensive for every member of society. The prime minister will also ask the government to decide on necessary actions to expand testing volumes.

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Experts invited to the meeting will inform the government about the current situation with COVID-19, the capacity of the healthcare sector, the workload of hospitals, reserves of individual protective gear, the strategy in management of the COVID-19 infection and government communication.