If Latvia's Covid-19 incidence rises to 100 cases per 100,000 population, new restrictions will be imposed - health minister

  • 2021-08-17
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia's Covid-19 incidence is growing and might soon reach 100 cases per 100,000 population, at which point new restrictions will be imposed, Health Minister Daniels Pavluts (For Development/For) told a government meeting Tuesday. 

"At the moment we have no reason to believe that the rate of infections will not increase in Latvia. There are all reasons to believe that incidence will keep growing. In these circumstances, if the situation or safety policy do not change substantially, we will likely reach the 100 case mark within a week or two," the health minister said, adding that in such case fresh restrictions will have to be introduced, but did not elaborate on them. 

In accordance with the government regulations approved June 22, restrictions have to come into effect automatically once the number of active Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population reaches 100. 

In the situation where Covid-19 restrictions have to be re-imposed due to a high infection risk, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) will publish relevant information in the official gazette Latvijas Vestnesis and the new Covid-19 rules will take effect three days after their publication.