Posts tagged as COVID-19 restrictions

Demonstrations might be banned during emergency in Latvia

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Following the extensive picket against the COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday, in which several violations of the self-same restrictions were recorded, the Riga City Council will call on the government to ban pickets and public demonstrations during the emergency, Latvian Television reported December 14. Riga Mayor Mārtiņš Staķis said at a remote press conference on Monday, December 14, that the meeting of the council’s Civil Protection Commission analyzed the situation at Saturday’s picket, and the City…

Latvian PM: Face masks in public “part of the key” to easing COVID-19 restrictions

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Some of the restrictions introduced to curb the outbreak of Covid-19 might soon be eased and people might be required to wear face masks in some public places, said Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) in an interview with Latvian public television May 6. In his opinion, Latvia could follow examples of other countries by introducing a requirement for face masks as it would allow everyone to move around more actively, at the…