Latvia will enter a four-week lockdown on Monday, a authorities spokesperson informed CNN, after a pointy rise in new coronavirus cases in latest weeks.
According to the spokesperson, Latvia reported 357 new cases on Friday — bringing its whole variety of infections to 7,476. The nation has additionally registered 95 deaths since the begin of the pandemic.
The overwhelming majority of the nation’s cases had been recorded in the final month. Up till October 1, Latvia had solely recorded 1,945 cases.
Starting Monday, social contact is being discouraged. Only indoor gatherings with a most of 10 folks from not more than two households will probably be allowed. Restaurants will solely be allowed to serve takeout, and shops will restrict the variety of folks inside at the similar time.
Other restrictions embody persevering with distance studying for highschool college students, in addition to skilled, vocational and better schooling establishments, whereas decrease ranges of faculty will stay open. Only shops promoting primary requirements like groceries, remedy and pet meals will probably be allowed to keep open on weekends and holidays.
All public occasions are banned, together with live shows and theatre performances. Museums, libraries and bookstores will stay open below strict security measures.