RIGA - In the conditions of the spread of Covid-19, politicians must not play with public health with their statements, National Alliance leader Raivis Dzintars told members of the press after yesterday's meeting of coalition partners.
''Unfortunately, we see that the spread of Covid-19 is being used for political purposes in a way that would be called pillaging in other crises,'' Dzintars said. The public is deliberately divided on the issue of wearing masks, but the less policy there is on these issues, the better, the politician stressed.
Asked what he means in the context of pillaging, the leader of the National Alliance stated that he did not want to advertise any political official. At the same time, he pointed out that if a politically active person with a large number of followers initially calls not to take to the streets without wearing a face mask, but after a while the same person calls masks ''muzzles'' and turns this issue into a political ideology, then this is gaining benefit at the expense of public health.
Dzintars admitted that the government, for its part, needs to explain its decisions more broadly, because questions arise, for example, about restrictions on sports activities, while it is allowed to gather in bars.