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Latvia extends the state of emergency until June 9, but eases some restrictions

The Latvian government decided Thursday to extend the state of emergency to mitigate the progress of the coronavirus pandemic until June 9, although some of the restrictions imposed are being relaxed.

Starting Tuesday, attendees can meet for indoor and outdoor public and private events, but groups cannot exceed 25 people. However, private meetings cannot last longer than three hours, while those that take place in public places are unlimited in time.

On the other hand, cultural institutions dedicated to entertainment or sport can be open from 7:00 am to midnight, as the Latvian news agency LETA reports.

Latvia extends the state of emergency until June 9, but eases some restrictions
Latvia extends the state of emergency until June 9, but eases some restrictions

Sports events are also allowed if preventive measures to prevent Covid-19 infections are followed and tourist visits between Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia can be organized. The three countries had already agreed to reopen their shared borders from May 15th.

Finally, the government has reported that people have to cover their faces and noses when using public transportation. Coronavirus cases in Latvia exceed 900, and a total of 18 deaths have been confirmed in the country. The Latvian executive declared the state of emergency on April 14 and then extended it to May 12.

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