Posts published in Day: March 15, 2020

Latvian national tests positive for coronavirus in Vietnam

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Vietnamese media report that a Latvian national has tested positive for COVID-19 in the country. The individual is not named but is identified as a 34-year tourist who travelled to Vietnam from Spain aboard a Turkish Airlines flight with his wife. He was the 54th coronavirus case identified in the south-east Asian country,  according to the Viet Nam News   English-language daily, and is being treated at the Institute for…

airBaltic to run special repatriation flights March 16

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Latvian airline airBaltic will be operating additional flights on March 16, before the closure of international passenger traffic on March 17.  ” In order to serve the large number of passengers willing to travel to and from Riga before international air traffic is suspended to Latvia on March 17, airBaltic   has added additional flights on March 16,” the company said March 15. Tickets for the additional flights will be able to be booked  on the website…

Lithuania confirms 3 coronavirus cases on Sunday

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Three new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Lithuania on Sunday, bringing the country’s total to 12. All the three new patients have recently returned from abroad where they are thought to have contracted the disease.  Read more:  New coronavirus case confirmed in Klaipėda, another one in Vilnius    One of them has been isolated in Klaipėda University Hospital, while two others have been hospitalised in Vilnius Santara Clinics,…

Coronavirus case count reaches 30 in Latvia

Sunday, March 15, 2020

An additional 4 cases of COVID-19 coronavirus were confirmed on Latvian territory Sunday morning, raising the total number of cases from 26 cases on Saturday to 30. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) released its daily update stating that 244 laboratory tests were carried out during the previous 24-hour period, of which 4 were positive. Consequently the number of confirmed cases since February 29 stands at 30, with a total of 910 people tested…

LRT FACTS. Can diet treat cancer?

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Health experts and influencers are championing diet changes as an ultimate way to improve one’s health, some going so far as to claim it can cure cancer. A story in one of Lithuania’s major online news outlets recently quoted a “doctor of science” claiming that a buckwheat diet helps cleanse the body and may even cure cancer. LRT FACTS examines the claim.  Buckwheat challenge  In the story published by lrytas.lt,…

Lithuanian government pledges tax breaks and economic stimulus package in wake of coronavirus quarantine

Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Lithuanian government has vowed to enact an economic stimulus and business assistance plan on Monday as the country goes into quarantine over the  coronavirus  . At a Cabinet sitting on Saturday, Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka said resources will be allocated for healthcare, employment promotion and social guarantees, as well as ensuring business liquidity and promoting the economy.  Read more:  Lithuania calls nationwide quarantine: shutting non-essential shops and closing border…

Movement of people under quarantine: what you need to know

Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Lithuanian government has decided to put the country under a two-week quarantine starting on Monday to limit the spread of the  coronavirus  . The measures include vast restrictions on the movement of people. Here is what they are. Foreign nationals will not be allowed to come to Lithuania. However, a number of exceptions apply to: – drivers and crew members of commercial cargo; – foreign nationals who are residents…