Number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Latvia rises to eight

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Two more people have tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus in Latvia, bringing the total number to eight, the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) reported March 10.

Of 30 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 2 tested positive.

In total since February 29, 274 tests have been carried out, of which 8 are positive.

The SPKC quickly followed the data with a tweet saying "Given that the WHO has assessed the global prevalence of COVID-19 as a very high risk, it is recommended that the organizers of conferences, seminars and other similar international events carefully evaluate the feasibility, potential benefits and risks of the event."

A series of guidelines for organizers of such events was also published online [in Latvian].

It then followed it up seconds later with another tweet saying there were currently no restrictions on concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions and other public events in Latvia,


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