First case of COVID-19 coronavirus confirmed in Latvia

Latvia’s Health Ministry and Center for Disease Prevention and Control announced March 2 that a first positive test for the COVID-19 coronavirus has been confirmed, reported LSM’s Latvian language service. 

A press conference as been called for 20:00 Rīga time (18:00 GMT) at which more details will be given. A tweet from the Health Ministry said just one person had tested positive.

As  previously reported by LSM  , in the morning officials met for a third emergency meeting at which they insisted state institutions were working together effectively and repeated advice to the public.


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