Latvia announced a possible catastrophe in the country due to COVID-19

On December 16, the chief infection specialist of the Latvian Ministry of Health, Ugo Dumpis, said that if the incidence of cannot be reduced, then the country will face a disaster.

He said that it is necessary to introduce new restrictions in the coming weeks to reduce the incidence rate.

“Only a lower incidence will protect the health care system and the economy from disaster,” Dumpis wrote on .

In early December, the state of emergency was extended in until January 11 due to the situation with the .

In mid-November, the Minister of Health of the Republic, Ilze Vinkele, announced that mass New Year celebrations in Latvia would not take place this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the same time, a month earlier, the Latvian government supported a bill developed by the Ministry of Justice, according to which a fine of up to €50 is provided for refusing to wear a protective mask in public places.

According to the Worldometer portal, as of December 16, 27.4 thousand cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Latvia, 382 patients died, 18.1 thousand people recovered.

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