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The government imposed Covid-19 restrictions will remain in force until January 25, State Chancellery Director Janis Citskovskis said last night after a government and Crisis Management Council meeting.

He said the government last night heard a report from experts on the epidemiological situation. According to Citskovskis, the situation remains serious and the number of patients hospitalized is increasing. Based on this, the government has agreed in principle to extend the restrictions set in the country until January 25, but specific decisions will be made at the government meeting on Thursday, January 7. Citskovskis pointed out that by Thursday, experts will develop concrete proposals regarding retail outlets, the range of goods that can be available for purchase and other details. A state of emergency has been declared from November 9 and a number of restrictions have been set to limit the spread of Covid-19. The state of emergency remain in force until February 7.