Latvia extends emergency to May 14, sees some hopeful signs

Stringent restrictions remain but may soften

The Latvian government on April 7 extended the ongoing state of emergency by one month until May 12, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš told journalists by videoconference Tuesday. He said the Covid-19 pandemic had “stabilized” in Latvia, but the virus “continues to rage” in other parts of Europe.

Minister of Health Ilze Vinkele also said that while “we all together” had the virus “under control” in Latvia, it was “too early to rejoice” and instead people in the…