Minister Golubeva expects the government to approve all the planned lockdown restrictions

  • 2021-10-20
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Most likely, the government will approve all the planned restrictions of the lockdown tonight, Minister of the Interior Marija Golubeva (For Development) told Latvian Television this morning.

According to the Minister, Latvia cannot afford a long lockdown, so "we have to get our act together" in the planned four weeks.

Asked how much police resources will be involved in the control measures, Golubeva did not name the exact figures, but promised that the police were ready to control the implementation of the lockdown.

The interior affairs sector is still judging the practical side of implementation, for example, police cadets and home guards are likely to be involved in controlling restrictions as well.

Golubeva also emphasized that the police are also working seriously on cases where threats have been made to medical personnel and other persons during the pandemic.

As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers today is expected to approve a month-long lockdown from October 21 to November 15.

During the lockdown nearly all stores, entertainment venues and schools will be shut and services suspended.