RIGA - This summer's trends suggest that Covid-19 situation is normalizing, said Health Minister Daniels Pavluts (For Development) in an interview with commercial TV3 television.
The politician said that even though Covid-19 incidence this summer is higher than last year, hospitals are not overloaded. The minister said that the Covid-19 wave this summer also started earlier than last year, but it is lower than in other European countries, and during the past couple of weeks it has stabilized and maybe will reduce soon.
Pavluts said that another wave should be expected in fall, but it is not clear what it will be like and how to prepare for it. This will depend on the dominating Covid-19 strain.
Pavluts said that in case there is need for restrictive measures, the main focus will be on such measures that do not restrict public life. One of the first measures would be wearing masks in public places, if the situation requires it.
The health care sector expects to receive improved Covid-19 vaccines in fall, and the residents will again be urged to get vaccinated against Covid-19.