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Health Ministry to review COVID-19 restrictions in Latvia

The Ministry of Health (HM) plans to analyse the increase in the number of COVID-19 infected people, and review the limits imposed in Latvia, Health Minister said on July 9.

Health Minister Ilze Vinkele (“Development/For”) said on Twitter that on Friday, July 10, the Ministry of Health will analyse the increase, trends and forecasts of the number of people infected by COVID-19 this week. Accordingly, the Ministry of Health could offer the government to review the restrictions imposed in Latvia to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

After receiving information on the situation from the Minister for Health, the Prime Minister Krišjānis Karins (“New Unity”) said on Twitter:

“We are ready to react quickly and stop the wider spread".

Both officials urged residents to be vigilant and responsible, follow instructions from epidemiologists, and to actively use the state-paid COVID-19 testing facilities and the mobile app “Apturi Covid.”

This week there is an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 registered in Latvia. Over the past four weeks, around 15 new cases per week have been reported, but 30 cases have already been detected this week.

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