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Self-isolation threshold for arrivals for high-risk countries in Latvia raised

BC, Riga, 02.10.2020.Print version
Starting from Saturday, October 3rd, self-isolation threshold for arrivals from countries with high Covid-19 risks has been raised in Latvia, writes LETA, according to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) data.

At present people who have arrived from countries where the cumulative two-week Covid-19 morbidity is over 16 cases per 100,000 residents have to self-isolate, but from Saturday this threshold will be raised to 25 cases.

CDC representative Ilze Araja told LETA that the center has performed risk assessment, based on the latest data.

As Covid-19 incidence grows, also the 14-day cumulative indicator has risen. In Latvia it is now 19.5 cases per 100,000 residents.

"Thus, returning from countries where Covid-19 incidence is similar to that in Latvia, there is no requirement for self-isolation," the center said.

Starting from  Saturday, self-isolation requirement will not be applied on arrivals from Finland, Cyprus, Lichtenstein and Vatican. There is still in force a ban for passenger transportation to and from the Czech Republic, Spain, France and Andorra.

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