The resolution on punishment for violation was approved by the government, now the Seimas must accept it.
The Latvian government has supported the draft law developed by the Ministry of Justice, according to which a fine of up to 50 euros is provided for not wearing a protective mask in public places. This was announced on Tuesday, October 20, by the portal of the Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia.
“The Latvian government has supported the bill of the Ministry of Justice, according to which it is envisaged to introduce a fine of up to 50 euros for the absence of a mask in public places,” the Cabinet of Ministers said in a statement.
It is stipulated that a person who does not cover his mouth and nose in a public place may be warned or fined from 10 to 50 euros. The size of the penalty is determined by the municipal or state police.
For the bill to enter into force, the Seimas must pass it urgently — in two readings.
It was also reported that the Ministry of Health explained how to care for a patient with COVID at home. Patients with a mild form of coronavirus can be treated at home — when there are a runny nose and cough, but breathing is not difficult, and the temperature does not rise above 38.