Range of goods allowed in stores expanded

  • 2021-01-07
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Cabinet of Ministers on Thursday decided to extend the restrictions on selling certain goods until January 25, at the same time, the range of allowed goods will be expanded, LETA learned from the Economics Ministry.

Starting from January 12, stores will be able to sell also tights, socks, shawls, scarfs, hats, gloves, shovels, electric heating devices and bakery paper.

Until January 27, also pharmacies, veterinary pharmacies, optical goods stores and fuel stations will remain open.

As reported, to contain the spread of Covid-19, Latvia has introduced a state of emergency from November 9 to January 11, introducing requirements to wear face masks indoors, restrictions on gathering of people, trade of non-essential goods.

Stores will have to ensure at least 15 square meters space for each customer. The customer flow should be regulated with shopping baskets or shopping carts.

The Economics Ministry reminds that during the state of emergency that has been extended until February 7, online trade will not be restricted with home deliveries, deliveries to parcel machines or handing out goods in stores.