RIGA - At present, it is difficult to predict how the Covid-19 pandemic will develop in the future, so the Latvian government will remain vigilant, said Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) in an interview with TV3 this morning, adding that ''we must give the public a breather when we objectively can do so, and we now have such an opportunity''.
The politician believes that the pandemic exit strategy supported on Tuesday by the ruling coalition balances different interests.
Karins acknowledged that the pandemic is not over, so the requirement to wear face masks in public places would remain, and the call for vaccination against Covid-19, which still protects against a severe course of the virus, would also remain.
Speaking about the state of the economy, Karins noted that it is recovering successfully after the Covid-19 crisis. ''If you look only at statistics, the economy is doing very well, which, unfortunately, does not apply to all sectors and all individuals,'' he added.