We will try to make the restrictions 'more purposeful', says PM Kariņš

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The government will look for ways to reorganize the restrictions and make them more purposeful, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš  (New Unity) said on Latvian Television January 27.

The PM promised that the government would try to make “shop arrangements more meaningful” but we “can't afford more crowding” because Covid-19 is still prevalent.

In the last few weeks, the highest incidence rate (per 100 000 inhabitants in 14 days) was recorded on January 11 at 689.5. On January 26 it was 590.2.

However, the Prime Minister pointed out that the new, more contagious type of Covid-19 may also be spread in Latvia, and many more people may be infected, go to hospitals and unfortunately die, so restrictions must not be eased.

The Ministry of Economy, together with the Traders Association and epidemiologists, are working on new proposals on retail, and the government will decide whether to stay with the specific list of authorized goods or whether there will be another system, the Prime Minister said.


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