Latvia's President says there should have been more rules in summer

During the summer, COVID-19 limits should have been tightened, President of Latvia Egils Levits said in an interview with Latvian Radio November 16.

The president believes that the government is now managing the pandemic well. Despite record-high number of cases of COVID-19 last week, restrictions imposed by the government have shown greater awareness than in summer. The restrictions in Latvia are now sufficient to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Latvia within a few weeks, the President said.

Levits said that, in his view, limits to reducing the spread of the virus could have been tighter in the summer.

The government has, to some extent, allowed it to be affected from that part of society that is selfish, Levits said.

“Yes, I think [the government is now] reinvigorated and is now managing it,” Levits said, explaining the government's work. The President stressed that this is not the time to condemn the government's work. He also said that there are no other alternatives at the moment and that people should live with the result of their political choices.

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