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14.05.2020|Government

SPECIAL NOTICE: The head of the emergency situation has ended restrictions on movement at Raatuse residence hall

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 14 May 2020 – The head of the emergency situation, Jüri Ratas, repealed the order, by which the Raatuse 22 residence hall, located in Tartu, had been closed in connection with the COVID-19 outbreak. Ratas repealed the order because the outbreak in the dormitory has ended...
14.05.2020|Government

The Government authorised the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications to decide on the restrictions on airline traffic to prevent the spreading of COVID-19

Stenbock House, 14 May 2020 – At today’s cabinet meeting, the Government authorised the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs to decide on airline traffic operations based on the state of public health and the prevalence of COVID-19 in...
14.05.2020|Government

The Government extended Aab’s duties as the central procurer of personal protective equipment until the end of the year

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 14 May 2020 – The Government decided today to extend the duties of Jaak Aab as the central procurer of personal protective equipment until 31 December 2020. The Minister of Public Administration must procure personal protective equipment centrally, and organise the...
13.05.2020|Government

Ratas: We wish to work with WHO to digitalise the exchange of health data between countries

Stenbock House, 13 May 2020 – Prime Minister Jüri Ratas spoke in a video conversation with Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, about the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and on cooperation to digitalise the exchange of health data between countries...
13.05.2020|Government

The government specified the order on border crossing between Estonia and Finland

Stenbock House, 13 May 2020 – At today’s e-session, the Government of the Republic specified the order on border crossing between Estonia and Finland to reflect that only persons with a Finnish citizenship, residence permit, or whose permanent residence is in Finland according to the population...
13.05.2020|Government

Ratas discussed issues of security with the Secretary General of NATO

Stenbock House, 13 May 2020 – Today, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas discussed the role of the allies and their defence forces in the fight against the coronavirus with Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of NATO, via a video call. According to the prime minister, the alliance has contributed...
12.05.2020|Government

Estonia turns to EU Solidarity Fund in order to request support for covering COVID-19 costs

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 12 May 2020 – The government instructed the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Social Affairs to submit an application to the European Union Solidarity Fund to allocate funds to cover the costs of the COVID-19 related public health emergency. Depending on the...
12.05.2020|Government

The government approved a memorandum between the Baltic states on cooperation in easing the restrictions on the borders

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 12 May 2020 – As a session resolution, the government approved a memorandum of mutual understanding on cooperation and lifting the restrictions of movement of road, railway, air, and maritime transport established due to the COVID-19 crisis between the ministries of foreign...
12.05.2020|Government

The “Stay healthy!” (“Püsime terved!”) campaign calls for the continued compliance with measures preventing the spread of the coronavirus

Stenbock House, 12 May 2020 – The Government Communication Unit has launched the social campaign “Stay healthy!” (“Püsime terved!”), calling on the Estonian people to continue complying with the measures preventing the spread of the coronavirus, even after the emergency restrictions have been eased...
12.05.2020|Government

A study conducted by the University of Tartu for presentation to the Government Committee continues to show a low prevalence of the coronavirus

Tallinn, Stenbock House, 12 May 2020 – The results of a study conducted by the University of Tartu on the prevalence of the coronavirus were presented to the Government Committee responsible for the emergency situation today. The results from the second week of the study continue to confirm the low...

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