PM Kariņš: this is the darkest time of COVID for Latvia

“It is the darkest time in nature and our darkest moment in connection with COVID-19, but we will get through it,” said Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš on Latvian Television December 9.

According to him, the government is once again united – each minister is responsible for their sector, while the PM is directing the team towards a common goal to overcome COVID-19. It was reported earlier in the week that the government's work is not as smooth as it should be.

The Prime Minister acknowledged that he was not satisfied with everything, but it is important to have a team together, which is not an easy task. The government is working to make the restrictions as simple as possible so that everyone is united. The politician pointed out that there was a crisis and people react very differently to crises, but there should be no panic.

The head of government called for people to stay at home and not go to stores without need, as well as refrain from meeting friends and relatives.

He drew parallels with other hard times in history, pointing out that worse has been endured in the past.

"Each of our responsibilities is as great as it was 100 years ago, but we do not have to go on the battlefield, we have to stay at home, we have to give up what we enjoy," said the Prime Minister.

He also pointed out that the situation hospitals may get worse. That means hospitals can provide ever fewer health services. In response to the question of what will happen if the situation deteriorates, the PM said – let us trust the recommendations of the specialists.

 

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