Curfew rules in Latvia clarified by government

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The Latvian government clarified details on the new COVID-19 rules at a meeting Wednesday, December 30, according to State Chancellery. 

From 30 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 and from 8 January to 10 January 2021, people must observe a curfew. This means that everyone must be at home from 22:00 to 05:00 in the morning. 

If leaving home between 22:00 and 05:00, people must have a written or printed free-form confirmation with personal data, address of the place of residence, reason for being outside, time and destination. A sample of the confirmation is available on the State Police website.

A valid form of ID such as a passport or ID card must be available to present on demand.

Public transportation will still be available during the curfew hours, but travellers must carry an ID and confirmation of the necessity to leave their place of residence, for example to travel to or from work. Taxi services during these hours may only be used to go to work, medical establishments (including veterinary clinics) and to return home.

On these days, retail services will stop working at 21:00 so that employees can get to their place of residence in time.

On the other hand, the working time of the gas stations and emergency services will not be limited.

Other companies who work in night shifts may continue work. 

As reported previously, in order to limit the spread of the virus, the state of emergency has been extended until 7 February 2021.

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