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Six regions in Latvia face tighter restrictions

The government is to decide on Tuesday that regions where the 14-day cumulative rate of COVID-19 exceeds twice the country average will face tighter restrictions.

The regions facing additional rules are Daugavpils city and the municipalities of Baldone, Krāslava, Salacgrīva, Aknīste and Varakļāni.

In these regions, starting November 26:

  • pupils of grades 5-12 will learn remotely;
  • vocational and higher education will be remote;
  • professional development/adult education courses and classes will not take place;
  • hairdressers will not be allowed to work;
  • museums and other cultural venues, fairs will not open;
  • amateur sports will only take place outdoors;
  • no private events may take place except funerals.

City public transportation fill must not exceed 50%, whereas stores and other indoor service locations may not exceed 20% of the maximum possible number of people at the same time. 

 

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