Western Europe

Latvian authorities introduce curfew for New Year

15:45, 30 December 2020
Latvian authorities introduce curfew for New Year Photo: Victor Lisitsyn, Виктор Лисицын/Global Look Press

The Latvian government has extended the state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic until Feb. 7, as well as imposed a curfew on New Year and Orthodox Christmas.

On New Year, as well as next weekend, we ask you to stay at home with your loved ones, not to visit and not receive guests, and to observe the ‘stay home’ regime at night, the country’s Cabinet of Ministers said.

Residents of the country need to stay at home from Dec. 30 to Jan. 4 and from Jan. 8 to 9. The curfew will be in effect from 22:00 to 5:00.

COVID-19 continues to spread, so let’s take every opportunity to limit its spread in anticipation of 2021, the government tweeted.

The corresponding decision was made by the Cabinet of Ministers at an extraordinary meeting.

COVID incidence is on the rise in the Netherlands, forcing local authorities to impose a full lockdown, NEWS.ru reported earlier.