Posts tagged as Kariņš

PM Kariņš: Latvia has to plan Covid-19 vaccine boosters

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Ministry of Health should start planning a Covid-19 vaccine booster, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) said on April 6 after the government meeting, Latvian Television reported. The Prime Minister said it is clear a booster shot to maintain immunity against Covid-19 will be needed next year. “It is clear that sooner or later, after a half-year or a year or longer, we will also need to go through the…

Latvian PM: End of state of emergency does not mean relaxing restrictions

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

In the given situation, the government has no plans to ease restrictions and open everything up. Instead, solutions are being sought to rearrange the Covid-19 restrictions to make them more sustainable, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said in an interview with TV3 on Wednesday. The prime minister said that the pandemic is far from over and it’s still a long way to go to overcome the crisis. The government…

PM Kariņš: state of emergency might end but not the restrictions

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The state of emergency set to expire April 6 might not be extended, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš told Latvian Television March 24. At the same time, Kariņš said that the Covid-19 pandemic does not end and that the restrictions will not be lifted, so practically the situation would not change. He said that, at the moment, the state of emergency is a legal not practical concept. In addition, there are laws allowing for…

Kariņš: Latvia’s economic development should aim for industrialization

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Latvia needs to aim for “smart re-industrialization” in economic development, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said in his address to the Saeima March 11. In order to do this, the funds of the  European Recovery and Resilience Facility   should be aligned with the national industrialization policy, said Kariņš. The Prime Minister said that there is already an export-sustainable industry in Latvia, and during the Covid-19 crisis it “holds the country” while the…

Latvia will make the restrictions ‘more purposeful’

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The government will look for ways to reorganize the restrictions and make them more purposeful, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš  (New Unity) said on Latvian Television January 27, wrote LSM. The PM promised that the government would try to make “shop arrangements more meaningful” but we “can’t afford more crowding” because Covid-19 is still prevalent. In the last few weeks, the highest incidence rate (per 100 000 inhabitants in 14 days) was…

Kariņš: no reason to lift restrictions in Latvia

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

According to LSM, at the moment, there is no reason to think that the government could now lift or ease the Covid-19 restrictions, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said at a remote press briefing January 18. Latvia cannot afford any increase in infection rates at this time, the Prime Minister said. “At the moment, the situation is stabilizing, but it is not enough, there must be a reduction in rates,” said…

PM Kariņš: Latvian public must help medics and one another

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The possibility of reducing the distribution of COVID-19 is in the hands of the public, Prime Minister Krišjānis Karins (“New Unity”) said on Latvian Television December 23. Currently the healthcare system is congested, the hospitals are in a crisis situation, but we can change it together if we do not gather and contact other people, said Kariņš. The Prime Minister also expressed gratitude and admiration to medics who continue to work in…

PM Kariņš: if rates do not improve, there will be movement bans

Friday, December 18, 2020

If within ten days the COVID-19 rates do not improve, travel restrictions around Latvia will have to be introduced, said Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš at a press conference December 17. “If we cannot improve the situation within ten days, then we will be forced to go into full-spectrum travel restrictions, but neither I, the government, nor the public want it. We have the opportunity not to go in that direction.…

PM Kariņš: this is the darkest time of COVID for Latvia

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

“It is the darkest time in nature and our darkest moment in connection with COVID-19, but we will get through it,” said Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš on Latvian Television December 9. According to him, the government is once again united – each minister is responsible for their sector, while the PM is directing the team towards a common goal to overcome COVID-19.  It was reported   earlier in the week…

PM Kariņš says Latvia should see through the crisis and beyond

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, after Saeima budget debate December 2, addressed the Saeima and the nation with a speech on the current situation in the state, as well as the view towards the future. “We as a state are currently in a crisis situation, this time it is the virus pandemic crisis. It is an unusual situation for everyone, as we have to comply with many restrictions,” said Kariņš. The Prime…