Latvia extends state of emergency over COVID-19 until April

World

Image by Corona Borealis Studio/Shutterstock.com

The Latvian government decided on Tuesday to extend the state of emergency in the country until April 6, said Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, according to a report by the Baltic News Network.

The state of emergency was declared on Nov. 9, 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the Baltic country.

A number of restrictive measures, including a night curfew at weekends, as well as curbs on retail trade, public gatherings, indoor sports and certain services, are in force during the emergency. The Health Ministry proposed that the state of emergency could be lifted when the COVID-19 incidence in Latvia declines by two thirds.

To date, Latvia has recorded a total of 68,658 cases and 1,250 deaths.

ADVERTISEMENT

Sharp Rise in Energy Costs Putting Strain on Competitiveness Analysis

Sharp Rise in Energy Costs Putting Strain on Competitiveness

Parl't approves 2023 budget Parliament

Parl't approves 2023 budget

Danubius Hotels Appoints Group Director of Development Appointments

Danubius Hotels Appoints Group Director of Development

3 Downtown Districts Planning to Introduce 30 km/h Speed Lim... City

3 Downtown Districts Planning to Introduce 30 km/h Speed Lim...

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.