Lockdown, infection, no treatment, 95 000 infected people – we would never thought of hearing those things in the begining of the New Year. Now it is a harsh and tragic reality, especially for the people living in Asia. Started in the central area of China, coronavirus spread rapidly to the neighbour countries and then went global. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is known to be part of the group of viruses which already caused pandemic threats in 2002 and 2012. Those viruses were SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). It is believed that coronavirus has first started in the seafood and poultry market in Wuhan city, in China and spread from person to person. First symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath and they might appear 2-14 days after exposure. Deaths were at least five times more common among people with diabetes, high blood pressure or heart or breathing problems, above age 49.  It is still unknown how coronavirus will continue to spread and how lethal it is going to be. There are no vaccines or treatment found. At the moment World Health Organisation has declared that diseases caused by coronavirus is more dangerous than the flu. South Korea struggles to find beds in hospitals for thousands of infected patients. Other countries in Asia region also struggle with lack of medical supplies such as masks which could compromise the coronavirus fight and if the second outbreak of the COVID-19 is coming soon. Many countries in the area are planning to close the borders in an attempt to avoid next coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown would be for the unknown period of time. Afterwards there supposed to be foreign travelling and emigration restrictions, so actually in order to protect family and relatives it is the last possible time for emigration. But the problems concerning the coronavirus spread are more deeper than at the first sight – for example Iran has freed 51 000 inmates to avoid the virus spread in prisons. How dangerous could the Asian region become if other countries decide to follow this policy?

Only in China at the moment there are 80 150 coronavirus cases confirmed and unfortunately 2944 death cases. South Korea, Iran, Japan, Singapore, Philippines and other Asian countries are fighting this cruel disease by paralyzing daily lives of people. Schools and universities are closed, workplaces have severe restrictions, travelling bans, closed borders – so many issues people in Asia have to deal with these days. Not to mention general panic in the streets – people wearing masks, fighting for deficit hygene items and stocking up food for any more disease outbreaks to come. 10 000 cases are still critical, and every day the number of infected people are growing – Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, more and more in China and South Korea.It is now a real threat that daily life in the region close to China is becoming harder to handle and lot of people are planning to emigrate while the borders are still open.

Meanwhile Baltic States in the Nothern part of Europe is dealing only with 3 cases – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia has confirmed one coronavirus patient in each country. All 3 patients have travelled from Italy and have received immediate medical help – they and their family members have been isolated in special care units and their medical condition is said to be stable and full recovery is expected. This is a benefit of living in a country with 2 million people – any kind of pandemic threats are easy to manage and contained. And Latvia being part of the European Union (EU) is always a step ahead in crisis management using all instruments EU offers in these kind of situations. Let’s take a closer look to Latvia!

The Republic of Latvia is a country of northeastern Europe, in the middle of three Baltic States. The capital of Latvia is Riga – modern city with a beautiful twist of Art Nouveau architecture. Latvia is a proud member of NATO and EU, which means safety and easy travel for its inhabitants and trustworthy for international business and investments. Fast growing economy and beautiful landscape. It is a safe place to raise children – fresh, unpolluted air, pure nature and the sea, well developed eduaction system. In the latest OECD report Latvia has been reviewed as a state with strong economic growth and balanced macroeconomy. According to the Ministry of Economics of Latvia in 2017 Latvia’s economy was fastest growing in between three Baltic States. Latvia has a lot to offer for foreign investors – access to the large markets (Russia, Scandinavia, EU), infrastructure, skilled workforce; it is a member of Schengen zone and active participant in World Trade organization. By engaging in one of the Residence Permit Programmes it is possible to receive full support from Amber Capital Holding to start a new life in the heart of the Baltic States. Amber Capital Holding has one of the most convenient TRP program. We invest in medicine, real estate, finances, retail, tourism and entertainment. You will reveice not only residence permit, but also safe investment management, annual interest fee, support on integration issues. We provide jobs in different branches and organize conferences and regular events and meetings for local Vietnamese community.

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