The government of Latvia approved the implementation of a strict imprisonment this Wednesday, 20 October, With night curfew for four weeks following an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases.
The closure of public life will affect all cultural and social activities and public gatherings as well as encounters between people from more than one household. As agreed by the Council of Ministers, despite differences arising among some of its members.
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Night curfew will remain from 8 pm to 5 am With the sole exception of mobility for those who go to or return to their jobs, as well as those who require medical attention or the assistance of a relative outside their home.
During daylight hours, all travel is discouraged if no shopping is to be done
essential product or going out to exercise individually or with members of the same family.
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The goal is to flatten the curve for new infections, Which threatens to overload the public health of the Baltic country with 2.2 million residents. Only 50% of the population has a complete vaccine schedule.
other countries take action
Apart from Latvia, other countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria or Ireland are likely to relax some of the restrictions adopted to combat the pandemic.
From Friday 15 October, Italy implemented the Covid-19 health card as a mandatory measure for all workers in the public and private sectors.
Similarly, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday reported 43,738 new positives for the coronavirus and 23 deaths, At a time when the vaccination campaign is more stable, restrictions can be implemented to prevent the spread of the virus.
In Austria, the Vienna City Council decided that from 1 October only people who have been vaccinated or have the disease can enter nightclubs or attend events with more than 500 people.
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