PM Kariņš goes back into self-isolation after contact with possible COVID-19 case

Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said on the evening of November 17 that he had come into contact with a person who has developed symptoms characteristic of COVID-19 and consequently would be putting himself into self-solation with immediate effect pending the results of a coronavirus test. He said he would continue to work remotely in order to reduce the risk to others.

So far, several ministers have been isolated or quarantined. Juris Pūce had to isolate himself prior to his resignation last week as Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs also had to observe self-isolation after being in contact with the Slovenian Foreign Minister and in recent days the Minister of Economics Jānis Vitenbergs was also quarantined because he had been in contact with someone infected with Covid-19.

Kariņš himself went into self isolation back in March for similar reasons, though he did not develop the disease as it turned out.

 

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