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Latvia extends state of emergency over COVID-19 until April

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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.

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