Quarantine for contact persons could be shortened in Latvia

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The Operational Management Group (OVG) responsible for pandemic decisions shall assess the possibility of reducing the number of days to be spent in self-isolation, Latvian Employers' Confederation (LDDK)'s director-general Līga Meņģelsone told Latvian Radio January 6.

She pointed out that OVG's proposal to reduce the number of days spent in self-isolation was aimed at avoiding a lack of workforce. In the event of acute labor shortages, remote work is also possible, but not all sectors can provide it.

It has not yet been decided by how many days the period would be shortened but the issue is planned to be discussed at Thursday's government meeting. Currently the period set for quarantining is 10 days.

Talking about the government's plan to extend the emergency until 28 February, Meņģelsone said that if the national restrictions are prolonged and the sector is affected, an extension for aid would have to come alongside it.

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