Starting from October 11, a state of emergency is introduced in Latvia for the period of three months. This is due to the rapid increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19. This is the third strict quarantine in the country since the start of the pandemic.
The introduction of the state of emergency, according to representatives of the Latvian authorities, is necessary to increase vaccination rates. This means that restrictions are intensified specifically for the unvaccinated population - for example, such citizens are prohibited from visiting shopping centers. The emphasis is also on strengthening control over the observance of security measures. Following the results of three months, it is planned to achieve the following coverage:
90% - in risk groups;
75% - in the country in general.
If the indicators are not achieved within the specified period, the state of emergency can be extended.