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Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 advice for the public


On Thursday, 7 May, the Cabinet of Ministers prolonged the emergency situation until 9 June, read more here www.mk.gov.lv

Latvian government announces widespread measures to contain COVID-19 

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš on March 12 announced new measures designed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus within Latvia's borders following the World Health Organization's declaration of a global pandemic.

The Declaration of Emergency Situation is on the web page of the Cabinet of Ministers: www.mk.gov.lv

Hotline for Covid-19 related inquiries - 8345 and Questions&Answers

24 hours, 7 days a week 

Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control informative phone 67387661

Working days from 8:30 - 10:00

On holidays 9:00-17:00

What is the current situation in the EU regarding COVID-19?

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is in continuous contact with the European Commission and the World Health Organization regarding the assessment of this outbreak. To inform the European Commission and the public health authorities in Member States of the ongoing situation, ECDC publishes daily summaries and continuously assesses the risk for EU citizens. ECDC and WHO have developed technical guidance to support the EU Member States in their response. The European Commission is ensuring the coordination of risk management activities at EU level.

What is the current situation in Latvia regarding COVID-19?

This outbreak is evolving rapidly, and the risk assessment is changing accordingly. Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) is continuously assessing the risk for Latvia’s citizens and you can find the latest information and daily updates on Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) website section (in Latvian) about coronavirus: spkc.gov.lv and on website of Ministry of Health (in Latvian): www.vm.gov.lv

COVID-19 recommendations for the public spkc.gov.lv:

Trustworthy sources

Official information about COVID-19 spread in Latvia 
  • Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) daily updates about coronavirus (in Latvian): spkc.gov.lv
  • Ministry of Health daily updates about coronavirus (in Latvian): www.vm.gov.lv
  • Current Travel Advice of the Latvian MFA for travellers from Latvia (in English): www.mfa.gov.lv
  • General information: www.mfa.gov.lv
Official information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 in English

Outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

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