The first ‘travel bubble’ of the European pandemic, created in May by Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, burst on Friday, as Latvia said it was imposing a 14-day quarantine on anyone arriving from ‘Estonia, reports Reuters
.Estonia had 21 new coronavirus infections per 100,000 population in the previous two weeks, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, exceeding the 16th threshold Latvia set for mandatory quarantine.
Latvia, which has one of the lowest infection levels in the European Union, rejected the European Commission’s recommendation to raise the quarantine threshold to 25 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in two weeks.
“It’s a decision I’m not ready for… I don’t think society is ready to allow more people to enter Latvia,” Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins said on Friday, LETA reported. .