Dec 31, 2020
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Latvia extended the state of emergency and introduced a curfew for the New Year

The Latvian authorities extended the state of emergency imposed in connection with the coronavirus pandemic until February 7, and a curfew was imposed in the country on New Year’s and Orthodox Christmas. This decision of the government, adopted at today’s extraordinary meeting, became known from Twitter of the Cabinet.

In particular, all residents of Latvia will have to stay at home from 22.00 to 05.00 in the period from December 30 to January 4, as well as January 8 and 9.

“On New Year’s Day, as well as next weekend, we ask you to stay at home with your loved ones, not to visit or receive guests, and to observe the“ sitting at home ”regime at night,” the tweet said.

According to the local agency LETA, which refers to the State Chancellery of Latvia, it is allowed to leave the place of residence during curfew only in urgent cases. In this case, you must have a passport or identity card with you, as well as confirmation of the reasons for movement, indicating the addresses of residence and destination.

It is clarified that restrictions on movement during the established night hours will not apply to those who go to and from work or perform official duties. In addition, the requirement does not apply if you need medical care, veterinary care for your pets, or visit a 24-hour pharmacy.

During curfew days, shops, catering establishments and the service sector must close work no later than 21.00 (22.00 Moscow time) so that workers can get home on time. The State Police will monitor compliance with the restrictions with the help of the National Armed Forces and the Home Guard (people’s militia).

In total, 39,043 cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in Latvia since the beginning of the pandemic, 626 people have died.

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