Latvian government to consider new restrictions once daily Covid-19 infections reach 3 000

The government in Latvia should consider new Covid-19 restrictions if the daily number of new infections exceeds 3 000 and the number of hospitalised patients exceeds 800, said Minister of Health Daniels Pavļuts after a meeting of the ruling coalition on Tuesday, 4 January.
According to the minister, tighter restrictions would be warranted if three parameters are met. The first signal would be a surge of Covid-19 infections – if the daily number exceeds 3 000.
The second signal would be hospital overload – if the number of hospitalised patients reaches 800 and threatens nearing 1 000.
The third major factor is if different industries suffer a major shortage of workers due to mass infection.
The coalition did not discuss this during the Tuesday, 4 January, meeting of the government. This is the position of the Ministry of Health, added the minister.
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