On Wednesday, October 20, the Latvian government agreed to implement a strict ban, With a four-week night curfew following an alarming increase in coronavirus cases.
The closure of public life will affect all cultural and social activities and public meetings, as well as encounters between people from more than one family, It was also agreed upon by the Council of Ministers, despite the differences that arose between some of its members.
(How does a covid certificate that has gone into effect in Europe work?).
The night curfew is in effect from 8 pm to 5 am, Except for the transportation of people going to or returning from work, as well as those who need medical care or the assistance of a relative outside their home.
During daylight hours, it is not recommended to travel all over if you do not want to buy
Essential products or going out to exercise individually or with members of the same core family.
(Reasons to believe that the world is starting to turn the page on Covid).
The goal is to flatten the curve of new infections, that threatens to overwhelm the public health of the Baltic country, which has a population of 2.2 million. Only 50% of the population has the full schedule for the vaccine.
Other countries are taking action
In addition to Latvia, other countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria and Ireland have raised the possibility of restoring some of the restrictions adopted to deal with the pandemic.
From Friday 15 October, Italy has implemented covid-19 health cards as a mandatory measure for all public and private sector workers.
Similarly, the UK Department of Health reported 43,738 new coronavirus positives and 23 deaths on Tuesday, At a time when the vaccination campaign is increasingly stagnating, which may lead to the application of restrictions to contain the spread of the virus.
In Austria, the Vienna City Council decreed that since October 1, only those who have been vaccinated or have fallen ill can enter nightclubs or attend events with more than 500 people.
“Subtly charming bacon junkie. Infuriatingly humble beer trailblazer. Introvert. Evil reader. Hipster-friendly creator.”