the Fear to provoke the onset of a new wave of coronavirus infection, which has recorded nearly three thousand inhabitants of Latvia and Lithuania, has forced the official authorities of these Baltic States to extend the deadlines previously established restrictions when crossing the border. This was confirmed on 1 June, and the state border Committee of Belarus with reference to information from their partners in Riga and Vilnius.
“In Lithuania, extended the term of the established quarantine mode to 24.00 hrs on 16 June, and in Latvia, a state of emergency until June 9. All previously set restrictions in Latvia will be saved,” BelTA learnt from the Belarusian border guards.
At the Belarusian-Latvian border, says the Agency, are closed points of the simplified admission “Makrani” and international railway crossing point “Indra” at the station of Bigosovo for passenger transport. Almost to the end of the first decade of a summer month, the Latvian party terminated the registration of foreign citizens and individuals without citizenship for entry to Latvia.
However, the entry into this country allowed carriers, citizens of the Republic of Latvia and members of their families, and people with permission to reside and work in Latvia, foreigners permanently residing in its territory, and persons with diplomatic passports.
in addition, the quarantine did not apply to foreigners permanently residing in Lithuania and Estonia, for their return home and also to foreign citizens who have arrived to Riga for humanitarian reasons or to safeguard the interests of the state.
the Belarusian border Committee States that the possibility of crossing the Latvian-Belarusian border area is limited to the checkpoint “Paternieki” (“grigorovshchina”, Verhnedvinsk district) and “Silenus” (“urbane”, Braslav district).
as for the situation on the Belarusian-Lithuanian border checkpoint “of Tverecius” (“Vidzy”), then there is still the clearance of persons and vehicles is not carried out.
Information about the change of the procedure of crossing the border and crossing points will be provided upon receipt of the information from the adjacent sides, according to Belarusian official sources.
in addition, on Monday it became known that according to the Ministry of health in Belarus on 1 June was 43 403 people who test positive for COVID-19. Recovered and was discharged 18 776 patients who were earlier confirmed the diagnosis.
“For the entire period of infection in the country died 240 patients with several chronic diseases identified coronavirus infection”, – informed in Minsk.