It has been decided to shut down all international passenger services starting from March 17, as announced by Latvia’s Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins after an extraordinary meeting of the government.
The shutdown extends to the railway, airport and buses.
People who wish to return home from Latvia or return to Latvia will be able to do this.
Restrictions will remain in force until the end of the state of emergency – April 14.
All organized public events have been cancelled. Up to 50 people are allowed to gather for unorganized public events. All have to end at 23:00.
Transport Minister Talis Linkaits says freight carriage is not restricted and will continue as usual.
Healthcare Minister Ilze Vinkele stresses “now is not the time for jokes”. She urges residents to carefully plan their shopping schedule, wash hands regularly and follow their health state, as well as avoid meeting people or going to work if symptoms of Covid-19 coronavirus infection appear. (BNN/Business World Magazine)