More free movement in Latvia could be allowed

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The requirement for self-isolation for people who enter Latvia could be reviewed in the near future, said Jurijs Perevovščikovs, director of the Department for Disease and Prevention Control (SPKC) in an interview to Latvian Television on May 27.

He said that there could be more free movement between countries where COVID-19 situation is similar. Perevovščikovs said this issue has been discussed with colleagues in other countries of the EU and agreed with the European Commission's view that countries with similar disease risks could ease these measures,

Perevovščikovs acknowledged a decrease in the number of non-tracked infection. He stressed that masks should still be used in public transport, and the number of people complying with the requirement has increased.

"We can build a barrier. The barrier is a mask used by passengers. If they wear it, the infection  will not be able to spread to other people. The masks protect other people from the source of the infection," Perevovščikovs said.

If people wore masks, some mass events could also be permitted. "In some countries, people participate in events wearing masks," Perevovščikovs said.


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