An additional case of COVID-19 coronavirus was confirmed Friday afternoon, bringing the total to 18 cases have been confirmed so far in Latvia.
One case was confirmed at the start of the day, as previously reported by LSM. The additional case was confirmed as positive later in the day.
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) informed journalists that the latest patient is known to have returned recently from France.
Specialists are now investigating how he traveled to Latvia and the circle of people who have been in contact with him during and since the journey.
March 13 saw a raft of sweeping measures introduced in an effort to keep coronavirus at bay as much as possible. The full rules and regulations are available to read online in English , and all members of the public are urged to comply in a spirit of solidarity.