Government could next week consider availability of retail trade services for unvaccinated residents

  • 2021-09-28
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA, Sept 28 (LETA) - The government could next week consider the availability of retail trade services for residents who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19, Health Minister Daniels Pavluts (For Development/For) said at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday.

Later today, the government will vote on amendments to the Regulation on Management of the Spread of Covid-19, which stipulate that retail trade services will be provided in epidemiologically unsafe environment. This means that, same as now, stores can be visited by anyone, not just those with a valid Covid-19 certificate or a negative Covid-19 test.

At the same time, Pavluts said he hoped that the issue of the provision of retail trade services would be addressed by the government next week.

"Retail trade remains a big unresolved problem. It is an environment where large numbers of people meet, including unvaccinated people, which is a major risk this fall. That is why I hope that in the near future, maybe next week, we could reach agreement on these matters with the Economics Ministry," said Pavluts, emphasizing that it was a highly important issue.