The sitting will take place at 9 am in remote mode. A press conference is planned after the meeting.
The invited experts will acquaint the members of the Crisis Management Council with the current situation regarding the spread of Covid-19 infection in the country. The agenda will also discuss the workload of the health care system and the provision of personal protective equipment in the health sector.
It is planned to discuss the further action strategy to limit the spread of Covid-19 in Latvia, including the proposals of the Ministry of Health for the definition of epidemiological safety criteria, which would serve as a basis for reviewing the restrictive measures.
Representatives from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the Emergency Medical Service, the National Health Service, the State Fire and Rescue Service, and the National Defense Military Facilities and Procurement Center have been invited to the extraordinary Council meeting.
The Crisis Management Council is a co-ordinating institution, the purpose of which is to ensure co-ordinated action of state and local government institutions in carrying out measures for the prevention and management of state threats, as well as measures for the elimination of the consequences thereof. The secretariat of the Council is provided by the Ministry of the Interior in co-operation with the State Fire and Rescue Service.
The Crisis Management Council is chaired by the Prime Minister and consists of the Minister of Defense, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Economy, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of the Interior, the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Health, the Minister of Transport and the Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development.
It has already been reported that 2169 Covid-19 tests reported 95 new infections in the past day, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (SPDC). One patient with a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19 died.
4.3% of all tests were positive last day. The SPCC has previously explained that this figure is considered important in the European Union, as above 3%, the spread of the disease is considered to be rapid and uncontrolled.
During the last day, the recovery of three patients from Covid-19 was also registered, thus 1325 persons have recovered so far.
A total of 364,012 Covid-19 examinations were performed in Latvia, but 2,765 persons became ill.
Data from the National Health Service show that five patients with Covid-19 have been hospitalized in the last 24 hours. A total of 65 patients are treated in hospitals, of whom 59 have a moderate course of disease and six have a severe course of the disease. To date, 247 patients have been discharged from the hospital, including both recovered and dead.