Estonian PM says is in favor of further restricting unvaccinated people

  • 2021-10-12
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said on Tuesday that she supports the further restriction of unvaccinated people, such as by moving unvaccinated people further down the queue for scheduled surgeries if scheduled treatments need to be cut in hospitals due to rising numbers of coronavirus patients, the news portal of public broadcaster ERR reported.

The premier also wants the police to monitor compliance with the mask requirement more effectively.

"What do I support? I wouldn't lock society down. I want children to continue going to school, I want our economy to work, but I also want our hospitals not to collapse. And that's why I'm in favor of further restricting unvaccinated people," Kallas said on the "Stuudios on peaminister" ("In Studio with the Prime Minister") show of ERR's Vikerraadio radio station.

"One proposal is that when a person comes to a hospital, doctors have to help that person. If the situation gets out of hand and we have to start cutting down on planned treatments in hospitals, such as various surgical operations, then unvaccinated people will move further down the line," Kallas said.