The SPKC reports that an increase in the number of Covid-19 patients infected abroad was also observed in August. Of the total number of Covid-19 cases registered in Latvia in August, 34% are related to infection abroad.
Ukraine is followed by Great Britain with a share of 14%. Meanwhile, 10% have been infected in Russia, while 5% have been infected in Estonia, Ireland and France.
Therefore, the SPKC calls for an assessment of the need for travel and close compliance with self-isolation requirements when returning from countries with a high Covid-19 score.
As reported, the self-isolation requirement is currently extended to a total of 27 European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) countries, as well as through Monaco, Andorra and San Marino, or a total of 30 countries.
These 27 EU or EEA countries include Estonia, Slovenia, Italy, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Germany, Romania, Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Malta, Sweden, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Portugal, Iceland, France, Poland, Croatia, Austria, Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland, Greece, as well as Norway and Hungary.
For countries outside the EU and the EEA or the United Kingdom, self-isolation must be observed when traveling from Tunisia and Canada.
On Monday, five new Covid-19 patients were discovered in Latvia, almost all of whom had been infected abroad. These countries included Ukraine and Russia.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, 4,041 Covid-19 tests recorded four new cases of Covid-19. The information available to the SPKC shows that two patients are contact persons, one patient has returned from the United States, and the source of infection is being clarified for one person.
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