Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas called on residents who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus to stay at home on Thursday, warning those affected of the high risk of infection.
He stated that if a person does not want to be vaccinated under any circumstances, he would prefer not to go anywhere or meet other people. “If you become infected, you can become very seriously infected,” the prime minister warned at a press conference.
Klaas said Estonian hospitals are currently treating 342 coronavirus patients. He added that hospital administrators said the majority of patients come from unvaccinated people. Hospital overcrowding continues to increase, so the situation is very worrying.
Kaja Klaas said two days ago that more restrictions on unvaccinated residents could avoid the introduction of the national bribery lock. Erga Lutsar, head of the Estonian government’s scientific council, said restrictions on unvaccinated people needed to be tightened.
In Estonia, which has a population of about 1.3 million, 723,643 have so far received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine, with another 44,000 taking only the first.
According to Thursday’s data released by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore on Thursday, 168,884 people have contracted the disease in the Baltic state since the start of the coronavirus epidemic last year, with 1,409 (MTI) deaths.