Active vaccination against Covid-19 will allow us to avoid possible restrictions in the fall - Karins

  • 2021-06-08
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Active vaccination against Covid-19 will to avoid possible restrictions in the autumn, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) emphasized at the government meeting on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, ministers discussed the epidemiological situation, which experts say is improving.

Taking into account the information provided by experts, Karins pointed out that although Covid-19 infection figures are improving, they are still among the highest in Europe.

At the same time, he pointed out the importance of maintaining the pace of vaccination against Covid-19 so that pupils could return to full-time education in the autumn, and there would be no new restrictions on retail trade.

"To achieve this, it is necessary to ensure the vaccination process throughout the summer. If the vaccination continues as it is now, then we can reach 70 percent vaccination by then. In order to avoid new economic and school-related restrictions in the autumn, it is necessary to be vaccinated," the Prime Minister emphasized.