The government of Latvia approved the implementation of strict imprisonment on Wednesday, October 20, With nighttime curfew for four weeks following an alarming increase in Covid-19 cases.
The closure of public life will affect all cultural and social activities and public gatherings as well as meetings between people from more than one household. As agreed by the Council of Ministers, despite differences between some of its members.
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The nighttime curfew will remain from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. With the sole exception of mobility for those who go to or resume their work, as well as those who require medical care or the assistance of a loved one outside their home.
During daylight hours all travel is discouraged if no purchase needs to be made
essential product or go out for exercise individually or with members of the same family.
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The goal is to flatten the curve of new infections, This threatens to overload the public health of the Baltic country with 2.2 million inhabitants. Only 50% of the population has a complete immunization schedule.
other countries are taking action
Apart from Latvia, other countries like the UK, Italy, Austria or Ireland are expected to ease some of the restrictions adopted to tackle the pandemic.
From Friday October 15, Italy has implemented the Covid-19 health card as a mandatory measure for all workers in the public and private sectors.
Likewise, the UK Department of Health on Tuesday reported 43,738 new positive cases for the coronavirus and 23 deaths, At a time when the vaccination campaign is more stable, restrictions can be put in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
In Austria, the Vienna City Council has decided that from October 1, only people who have been vaccinated or have the disease will be able to enter nightclubs or attend events with more than 500 people.