Due to a worrying surge coronavirus cases, the Latvian government announced a new State of Emergency, which took effect on November 9, 2020. A number of measures have been enacted to curb the spread of Covid-19 including the wearing of face masks in all indoor public places including the post office, shops, pharmacies, libraries, churches, museums and transport hubs such as bus and train stations and airports. Wearing a mask is now also mandatory in all public transport. Restaurants and bars that choose to remain open can only offer takeaway food and drinks. No more than 10 people can congregate at private events and then only if the participants are from no more than two different households. Public events including sports, theatre and opera have been cancelled. Shopping centres are closed on weekends with the exception of supermarkets and pharmacies. Although cinemas are closed, museums remain open, but to a limited number of visitors. Since the pandemic began, there have been 17,075 reported Covid-19 infections in the country and 206 deaths. 1,795 patients have recovered from the virus.
If you have decided to remain at home or are in self-isolation, local delivery services Wolt and Bolt can bring lunch or dinner directly to your door (see our home delivery feature for more options). If you have acute Covid-19 symptoms call 113 for the paramedics. For more information about Covid-19 in English click here.