Latvia has begun a one-month blockade, and the authorities of the Baltic States are attempting to curb a brand new wave of coronavirus infections.
Prime Minister Chris Yanis Kallins stated after a cupboard assembly on Wednesday evening that these measures will proceed till November 15 to interrupt the chain of virus transmission and take away the “horrible burden” on the well being system.
Solely shops which might be in pressing want are allowed, the remainder can be closed, in addition to all cultural, leisure and sporting occasions.
Catering amenities can solely present supply service.
Ban all gatherings and impose a curfew.
Residents can solely go away their houses between 8 am and 5 pm for good motive.
Most employers are invited to arrange work from home, and faculties will work remotely.
In response to well being authorities, it was introduced on Wednesday that 1,400 new infections had been recorded for each 100,000 folks prior to now 14 days, the very best to this point.
Well being Minister Daniels Pavluts stated that intensive care models for COVID-19 sufferers throughout the nation are already overcrowded.
Solely greater than half of Latvia’s 1.9 million residents have been totally vaccinated, though the federal government has been making an attempt to extend vaccination protection for months with some success.
Some medical doctors and epidemiologists don’t consider that the lockdown can be profitable as a result of they consider that the lockdown is simply too late and is only a short-term response to the excessive an infection fee.