Coronavirus – Latvia: Rapid rise in cases – State of emergency

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THE Latvia declared a three-month state of emergency today due to a resurgence of cases coronavirus, which reached record levels, and while the vaccination of the population remains at one of the lowest rates in the EU ..

The number of daily infections is now moving to over1.000 in this Baltic country with population 1.9 million inhabitants, a rate of spread of the pandemic higher than that recorded earlier this year, reports Reuters.

According to the new rules, the use mask becomes mandatory in all buildings that are open to the public and every public sector worker should be vaccinated until November 15.

Also, people who are not vaccinated not will be allowed to enter supermarkets and only stores deemed necessary will be allowed to open Weekends.

In addition, all Latvians are encouraged to teleworking in whatever cases this is possible.

“I ask you not to gather, do not go on visits and reduce your physical contact,” the prime minister wrote on twitter Christianis Carins.

Latvia hospitals are flooded from patients with Covid, always according to Reuters,

“We were forced not to accept other patients who have diagnoses that are not life-threatening. “Emergency medical teams can not even answer all the calls,” he said earlier. Carlis Racenis, head of the Young Doctors Association at a press conference.

It is pointed out that just the 48% Latvians are fully vaccinated against the disease, one of the lowest vaccination rates in the European Union post the Bulgaria, the Romania and Croatian.

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