Posts published in Day: March 27, 2020

cultural offerings

Friday, March 27, 2020

Like most cultural institutions, the Latvian National Theater is closed during the state of emergency in the country. But the theater now offers to watch its productions online, and what’s more everyone is invited to vote for their favorite pick. Votes are being held on Wednesdays on the theater’s  social media accounts   as to which theater production should be broadcast. The winner will be streamed live at 7 p.m. on Friday and available on…

Watch: Juventus choir in remote harmony

Friday, March 27, 2020

With some success, Latvia has moved a great part of its government, business and even cultural offerings online, pushing the limits of online information exchange to an unprecedented extent. Even highly physical events such as PE lessons for school students have been moved online, but amidst this there are still whopping cases that prove people’s enthusiasm for what they love – and incidentally showcase the resilience of Latvia’s web infrastructure.  Latvia’s Mixed choir…

Covid-19 cases in Lithuania climb to 358, fifth death confirmed

Friday, March 27, 2020

Thirteen new cases of the  coronavirus   were confirmed in Lithuania on Friday evening, bringing the country’s total to 358, the Health Ministry said on. Earlier on Friday, a man with Covid-19 passed away in Klaipėda, the town’s mayor said. The 13 new cases include a medic who works at the Žalgiris Clinic in Vilnius, according to the Health Ministry. The person may have been infected from a colleague, who…

Another two medics test positive for Covid-19 in Rēzekne

Friday, March 27, 2020

After a pediatric surgeon at Rēzekne Hospital tested positive for the novel coronavirus on March 26, two other members of staff have tested positive for the infection, hospital head Ivars Zvīdris told LTV March 27. While Zvīdris didn’t reveal how many hospital employees were tested, in one case a medical worker tested positive. “We had no reason to quarantine the remaining employees. They were tested for prophylactic reasons only because they were…

Lithuanians choose resorts for quarantine. Locals are not thrilled

Friday, March 27, 2020

Lithuania’s resort towns, like Nida, are becoming popular destinations for people seeking to self-isolate from the pandemic. The locals are not thrilled, fearing they might bring the  coronavirus  . It is low season in Nida, Lithuania’s quiet coastal resort town on the Curonian Spit, but it is much more lively than usual for this time of the year. As the country has called a nationwide quarantine, people from the big…

Disease center seeks response from passengers on March 22 Valka-Rīga bus

Friday, March 27, 2020

Latvia’s Disease Prevention and Control Center seeks response from passengers on the bus that ran March 22 from 11 a.m. to 15.25 p.m. on the route Valka-Seda-Valmiera-Rīga. The center said a passenger infected with the Covid-19 virus was on the bus, numbered 760020. Passengers who were on the bus are asked to remain in self-isolation for 14 days and contact the Disease Prevention and Control Center at 67271738. In other news, LTV reported…

Virtual three for the weekend in Latvia: acting, birdwatching and Earth Hour

Friday, March 27, 2020

Spring weather has arrived and more people are enjoying the weather outside, but let’s not forget about social distancing! If you’re going a bit stir-crazy at home and feel like you’ve already seen every new movie and TV show don’t worry, we’ve come up with a few more ideas to keep you occupied and not glued to the new over the weekend. “You can’t put culture in quarantine!” declares the…

South Korea to consult Lithuania, sell medical equipment – president

Friday, March 27, 2020

Lithuania will consult with South Korean specialists on how to manage the  coronavirus   epidemic, the country’s President Gitanas Nausėda said after a conversation with his Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in. “Today, we have agreed with South Korean President Moon Jae-in that their specialists will share their knowledge and experience with officials of the Lithuanian crisis management and healthcare institutions,” the Lithuanian president said in a Facebook post on Friday. Lithuania…

Estonia orders protective equipment from China for 10 million euros

Friday, March 27, 2020

Estonia has ordered from a company in China antiviral protection and medial equipment worth more than 10 million euros. Tallinn explained supplies could not be ordered in Europe right now. «The entire [Chinese] order is a one-month supply, as the situation progresses. Even if there end up being more people in intensive care, the supply is covered,» Estonian Minister of Public Administration Jaak Aab explained in an interview with ETV.…

No more regular repatriation flights planned after March 27 – Foreign Ministry

Friday, March 27, 2020

No more regular repatriation flights are being planned after March 27 unless there are some unexpected situations, Foreign Ministry press secretary Janis Bekeris told LETA. He said that approximately 1,500 Latvian nationals have returned on these organized repatriation flights the past two weeks, while many others have returned through other modes of transport via Lithuania and Estonia. ”Those Latvian nationals who made the decision to return during the crisis have…