The Ministry proposed specific figures as borders between risk levels from low (green) to high (red).
The Ministry offered the following model for discussion:
- “red light”: a very high risk situation. This is the case now, with 689 new Covid-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants registered in 14 days (European average is 425);
- “orange light”: still a high-risk situation with a maximum of 200 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days. It will then be possible to gradually ease the restrictions;
- “yellow light”: experts are still discussing the incidence rates for the determination of a modest risk situation;
- “green light”: low risk situation with 20 new cases per 100 000 inhabitants recorded in 14 days. It will allow a return to everyday life without significant constraints.
“We are in an absolutely critical situation. It may not be felt on the street and at home, but this critical border has long been exceeded in hospitals,” said Pavļuts.
On Tuesday, the government decided conceptually to extend the safety restrictions currently imposed until February 7.
?Par ārkārtējās situācijas virzību pēc 7. februāra varētu lemt pēc “luksofora principa”.— Veselības ministrija (@veselibasmin) January 19, 2021
Pirmā iespēja lemt par pakāpenisku ierobežojumu mazināšanu būtu, ja 14 dienās tiktu reģistrēti ne vairāk kā 200 jauni saslimšanas gadījumi uz 100 000 iedzīvotāju.