Nationwide coronavirus lockdown announced in Estonia. Schools and shops closed

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Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas unexpectedly announced a nationwide closure today.

Kallas justified the plan with a wider prevalence of the so-called British variant B.1.1.7 of the coronavirus in Estonia than previously known.

“We need to close all the places where people are in contact with each other,” Kallas wrote on social media.

Estonian coronavirus infections started to rise sharply in mid-February, and now there are another thousand infections recorded every day. In total, more than 76 thousand infections and 667 corona-related deaths have been recorded in Estonia.

YLE.FI report


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** This post was originally published on March 8, 2021 **