Restrictions should remain for at least two weeks, says Health Minister

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The restrictions imposed in Latvia should not be reduced for another two weeks, as the incidence is still high, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts told Latvian Radio February 15.

Currently, the Ministry of Economics (EM), in cooperation with specialists from the Ministry of Health, is working on measures to allow the beauty sector to resume work. Asked when it could come in force, the minister said that the situation with the spread of Covid-19 in Latvia is still very serious, there is “little improvement” and the situation in Latvia is “improving very slowly.”

According to the Minister for Health, another two weeks should pass before any measures are adopted to reduce any restrictions. This applies to education, retail and the beauty sector. 

Health Ministry's chief infectologist Uga Dumpis also said that "the main thing is to reduce infection rate. When that is down, one can talk about opening beauty salons and other places".

This week and next week, the government will work on how to gradually ease the restrictions.

EM Parliamentary Secretary Jurģis Miezainis, said in an interview to Latvian Radio that on Tuesday, February 16, the EM will present the developed concept for the safe functioning of the beauty sector in the Covid-19 conditions, so that it can gradually start providing services again.


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