PM Karins calls on people to meet "remotely" during Easter holidays

  • 2020-04-10
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) on Thursday called on people to practice physical distancing and meet with relatives "remotely" during the upcoming Easter holidays. 

The prime minister told journalists that people will have plenty of free time during the holidays but warned that Covid-19 disease has no holidays, so people have to remember that this time visiting friends and relatives, especially elderly ones, is out of question. 

"Let's protect our parents and grandparents from the risk of getting infected. Instead, let's ring them up or use video communication. We will meet in person when the crisis is over," Karins said. 

The prime minister wished people happy and warm Easter, voicing hope that people will be able to get together again for the Midsummer Festival. 

As reported, the state of emergency declared in Latvia over the Covid-19 pandemic has been extended to May 12.