Fewer curfew offenses in Latvia than last winter, police say

There are relatively few curfew offenders so far, fewer than last winter, State Police chief Armands Ruks said on Latvian Television October 25.

On the night from Saturday to Sunday, 6,827 persons out after curfew were checked, and the vast majority or around 6,000 had the required form of self-certification. 356 administrative proceedings were launched. On Thursday and Friday nights, over 200 proceedings were launched each night.

Ruks said that the most frequent infringement is simply being out on the street after curfew. Often, these people are also under the influence of alcohol.

“A series of administrative infringement proceedings have been initiated. But there are few really concerning cases. Not many big gatherings have been identified,” Ruks said.

The police chief also said that on working days, around 17, crowds of people gather at shops. “Of course, the shops are trying to keep the limits imposed, sometimes there is an offense of not wearing a mask. But cooperation with shops is good. There are individual cases the shop is closed down [due to non-compliance with rules] but these are not many," Ruks said.

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