RIGA - Lockdown restrictions will be lifted only for vaccinated residents after November 15, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told Latvian Radio on Wednesday.
Latvia cannot afford a lengthy lockdown, neither emotionally, nor socially, nor financially, said Karins. He also emphasized that the government would follow through on its decisions regarding schools, for instance, that in-person learning would resume for 1st to 3rd graders from November 1.
It is clear that challenges faced by hospitals will not be over by November 15, but it is very important to reverse the spread of the coronavirus, said Karins.
He went on to say that restrictions were not just the government's responsibility - every resident should consider ways to minimize contacts with other people. "If we observe the lockdown restrictions now, we will be able to return to the green regime," said karins.
As reported, the Covid-19 lockdown in Latvia is in effect from October 21 to November 15.