Covid-19 rates grow in Estonia and Lithuania

Lithuania and Estonia have exceeded the coronavirus threshold agreed by the Baltic states that triggers mandatory 14-day self-isolation, according to the latest results from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Lithuania’s current cumulative 14-day rate per population of 100,000 now stands at 16.1, and is 16.4 in Estonia.

The Latvian government is holding a sitting on Friday to decide on restrictions for arrivals from Lithuania and Estonia.

“It seems that we are already on that list, under the latest figures. […] And people going to Latvia will need to self-isolate,” said Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga.

Latvian Health Minister Ilze Vinkele says special travel conditions for the Baltic states would be put in place for people working or studying in the neighboring countries.

Only several countries in the EU, including Latvia and Finland, have not exceeded the rate of 16 cases per 100,000 people.


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