In order for us to ease Covid-19 restrictions, there must be a reduction in infection rate - Karins

  • 2021-04-14
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - In order for the government to decide in a few weeks to relax Covid-19 restrictions, the incidence level will have to decrease, but this is not happening at the moment, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told TV3 this morning.

He acknowledged that so far the government has taken more steps to ease restrictions than epidemiologists would like, and this has been done taking into account public expectations, attitudes and psycho-emotional conditions. Consequently, the current restrictions, according to the Prime Minister, are "generally very restrictive, but certain freedoms are allowed".

"If we want to go one step further, the government should be convinced that the incidence is indeed declining," the politician explained, stressing that it is only a week since the new format restrictions came into force, but the government will assess the need to review them in a few more weeks.

"It is important to see how the virus will be in two weeks. At the moment, we are unfortunately seeing that the infection level is no longer reducing," the head of government said.