Another Covid-19 case was diagnosed in Latvia on Friday; total number of infected – 18

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In Latvia, another case of Covid-19 virus has been identified, bringing the total number of 18 people in the country, Yuri Perevoshchikov, director of the Department of Risk Analysis and Prevention of Infectious Disease, told reporters on Friday.

Perevoshchikov noted that the last patient has become infected in France, where Covid-19 infection is on the rise in recent days, and Latvia has been included in the list of countries where people are invited not to go.

A total of two Covid-19 cases were detected on Friday, one in the morning and the other in the evening. A representative of the SPKC informed that the contact details of this person were being identified.

As reported, restrictions imposed by the state’s state of emergency take effect today in Latvia. The country’s state of emergency has been declared in relation to the spread of Covid-19 and will remain in place until April 14 with the aim of limiting the spread of infection.

In the meantime, Covid-19 cases in more than 118,000 people in 114 countries have died and more than 4,200 people have died from the disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

On 11 March, WHO Director-General Tedross Adhanom Gebreiesus announced that the outbreak of the new coronavirus had reached a global pandemic.

At present, Latvian residents are strongly advised not to travel to 11 countries – China, South Korea, Iran, Japan, Singapore, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland – due to Covid-19. There is a high risk of infection in these countries.

In addition, citizens are urged to carefully consider the need to travel to a number of countries, including the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Greece, India, Iraq, Iceland, Israel, Canada, Kuwait, United Kingdom, Malaysia , The Netherlands, Norway, Thailand and Sweden. It is up to the travelers themselves to decide whether to visit these countries.

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