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Prime minister: Estonia very far from reintroducing major restrictions

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center).
Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center). Source: Priit Mürk/ERR

Estonia is very far from reintroducing major restrictions, Prime Minister Juri Ratas (Center) said on Thursday.

Ratas said at the government's press conference that Estonia is very far from a situation where it would need to reintroduce extensive restrictions or declare a new emergency situation due to the spread of the coronavirus.

The government has not discussed the reestablishment of the emergency situation, according to the prime minister.

"We are working towards keeping the number of infections per 100,000 residents as low as possible," he said.

The premier noted that the principle of containing the spread locally has worked in Tartu and in East-Viru County, too, the infection rate is exhibiting a slight downward trend; the rates in Tallinn and Harju County, however, are rising.


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