TALLINN - A health emergency has arisen in Estonia, Prime Minister Juri Ratas wrote on social media on Friday.
"The overall situation, too, is critical. If we don't take it into consideration today and act accordingly, we'll soon have a crisis on our hands," he said.
Ratas noted that the epidemic can only be stopped if over the coming few weeks, everyone makes an effort not to contract the virus or transmit it to other people.
"For that purpose, above all the situation must be taken seriously. Infection prevention measures must be followed even more strictly, and they start with the principle that the less we come into contact with other people, the smaller the likelihood of infection. Hygiene remains crucial every step of the way and sick people need to remain at home and turn to a doctor. The health and lives of us all are at stake, as well as the capability of our health care system to assist in protecting them," the prime minister added.