On 10 June 2020, the state of emergency was abolished in Latvia, but at the same time the state aid measures and restrictions imposed (with certain exceptions) remain in force.
On Friday, 5 June 2020, the Saeima adopted the Law on Overcoming the Consequences of the Spread of Covid-19 Infection, which entered into force on June 10 and will regulate the state aid measures and determine the measures to prevent the consequences of Covid-19 after the end of the emergency situation on 9 June 2020.
The law will take over many norms of laws and regulations in force so far, to find out more about the specific norms of the law, please see the material prepared by TGS Baltic here, the text of the law can be found here.
The Saeima also adopted the Law on Management of the Spread of Covid-19 Infection, according to which the State may impose restrictions on the rights of individuals, if public safety risks related to the spread of Covid-19 infection cannot be effectively prevented by applying the legal means established by the general legal procedure.
In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the society, on June 9, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted the Cabinet of Ministers regulations “Epidemiological safety measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 infection”, based on 4 principles – information, hygiene, distancing and health status monitoring. The purpose of the regulations is to ensure epidemiological safety and anti-pandemic measures to protect public health from Covid-19 disease.