Latvian services are prepared to prevent spread of coronavirus if necessary - Karins

  • 2020-02-26
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - No cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed in Latvia, but the authorities are prepared to prevent the virus from spreading if necessary, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (JV) told media after a meeting of the Crisis Management Council on Tuesday.

He admitted that this was the second meeting of the Crisis Management Council on the issue of the spread of the coronavirus worldwide and in Europe.

"There is currently no confirmed case of the new coronavirus in Latvia. The disease has not been proven in Latvia. If anyone thinks they may have the disease after returning from one of the affected areas, do not go directly to a doctor but instead please call 113. The ambulance service will then arrive and they will take the person where tests can be made to ensure that the disease cannot easily spread," Karins said.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the responsible services are ready for individual calls. "We are constantly following developments. If the recommendations change, this will be communicated. I am confident that our services are keeping up with the situation and are highly prepared," Karins said.