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Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) car (picture is illustrative).
Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) car (picture is illustrative). Source: PPA

Twice as many patrol units as usual worked across Estonia during the emergency situation. Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) are now reducing the amount of patrols, with Health Board (Terviseamet) now in control of ensuring compliance with coronavirus restrictions.

The number of patrol units was increased in relation to the restrictions. As the emergency situation has ended and the restrictions are being eased, the number of units is also being reduced.

"Even though the emergency situation has ended, many restrictions still remain in force. Police activity will not remain on the same level as it was during the emergency situation. This will be reflected in the amount of patrols and we are moving towards regular representation," PPA official Tago Trei told ERR's online news in Estonian.

Trei pointed out that while police had to ensure compliance with the 2+2 rule during the emergency situation, this task is now in the hands of the Health Board (Terviseamet).

"The Health Board has asked PPA for administrative assistance and we are currently discussing how PPA could help the Health Board in ensuring compliance with the restrictions," Trei added.

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