Government to decide on Covid0-19 restrictions for unvaccinated people next week

  • 2021-09-14
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The government will decide on Covid-19 restrictions for unvaccinated people next week, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told the press today.

Health Minister Daniels Pavluts (For Development/For) said that the government's decisions should not restrict economic activity, therefore the share of services provided in the "green" and "yellow" zone will be increased.

Pavluts said that safety measures will be viewed as a complex. "The main goal is to make provision of services safe," he said.

At the same time, curfew regulations would be the final safety measure and are not being discussed right now.

"We see that at present we are at about the same level as last November 21 by incidence, but death rate is behind a couple of weeks. It means that vaccination is effective," said the director of the Department of Infectious Diseases Risk Analysis and Prevention of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control Jurijs Perevoscikovs.

He said though that epidemillogical safety measures are still necessary for as long as the infection is a risk to public health. It is important that face masks as worn when required, where it is not possible to keep distance, especially in closed rooms and public transport.

As reported, as the incidence of Covid-19 increases, more and more services will be available in one of the so-called safety modes - green or yellow. In the green mode, only vaccinated or persons who have recovered from Covid-19 people will be able to receive services, in the yellow mode - persons who have taken Covid-19 tests.