Government on Tuesday to discuss "life after November 15"

  • 2021-11-01
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Cabinet of Ministers on November 2 will discuss "life after November 15" or the time when the strict lockdown period is over, said Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) after the coalition meeting today.

He said that the government already has made the decision to return to the "green regime' after November 15 with less restrictions for people with Covid-19 certificates, but on Tuesday the government will hear out the opinion of experts whether any corrections are needed in the decision.

Karins said that the current situation meets the mathematical modelling developed before the lockdown as the incidence is slightly declining, which means that the number of hospitalizations might decline in some 10-14 days.

The prime minister said that the government has adopted a complex solution on returning to the "green regime" after the lockdown and it is planned to stick to this solution.

"It does not mean that the situation has eased," he said.

Welfare Minister Gatis Eglitis (New Conservative Party) said that November 15 is an important threshold, meaning more freedom and economic activity for people who have vaccinated against Covid-19.

The Health Ministry and other experts are still discussing restrictions for unvaccinated people after November 15.

As reported, strict lockdown regulations and curfew are in force in Latvia until November 15.