Posts tagged as COVID-19 testing

Health Ministry mulls change in COVID-19 testing order

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Ministry of Health intends to change the COVID-19 testing procedures, said Antra Valdmane, director of the Health Ministry’s Healthcare Department, on Latvian Television October 21. It is intended to offer state-paid testing only to individuals who have a doctor’s referral indicating the need for a test. However, if this change affected the numbers of tests significantly and there was a sharp decline, the system could be changed again rapidly,…

Latvia: Mandatory COVID-19 testing for guest workers proposed

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Following the proposal of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC), the government could consider mandatory COVID-19 tests on guest workers at the end of the first week following their arrival in Latvia, Ministry of Health said Monday, July 27. This proposal came after  five guest workers from Uzbekistan   were infected with COVID-19 last weekend. At the same time, the responsible authorities do not see great risks when entering Latvia.…