Posts published in Day: May 10, 2020

Coronavirus: 8 new cases, all in care homes and hospitals

Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Lithuanian Health Ministry reported eight new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday morning, bringing the total to 1,444. A 50th person has also died from causes linked to the virus. All new cases come from healthcare establishments and care homes, according to the National Public Health Centre. Three of them were identified in Vilnius – two are workers at the Antavilių care home, and one person is a patient at…

Five Covid-19 feel-good stories that were too good to be true

By vv on Sunday, May 10, 2020

Since the explosion of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a surge of fake news intended to spread panic or give false health advise. Some, however, aimed at lifting the spirits, but were too good to be true. 1. Sandra the Orangutan learned to wash hands according to Covid-19 recommendations Sandra the Orangutan started washing her hands because she saw all the zookeepers doing it repeatedly during the COVID-19 crisis.…

Nine more cases takes Latvia’s COVID-19 total to 939

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Latvia recorded 9 more cases of 19 COVID-19 on May 10, increasing the total number of cases from 930 on Saturday to 939 on Sunday. No additional fatalities were recorded. The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 1,021 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period.  In total 756,592 tests have been carried out since February 29. 30 patients are in hospital, most of whom have moderate symptoms…

Saving businesses will not save the people – opinion

Sunday, May 10, 2020

The coronavirus has brought to the surface the issues of our economy – those who do the most important work for the society are doing so under the poorest conditions and receive the smallest wages, writes May 1 Labour Union (G1PS). According to Lithuanian government officials, almost half of the working population have seen their wages decline since the start of the coronavirus quarantine. Around 300,000 have been furloughed, around…

Additional airBaltic flight from Frankfurt

Sunday, May 10, 2020

On May 14, the Latvian national airline airBaltic will carry out an additional round-trip flight from Frankfurt to Riga. The flight was requested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and received permission from the Ministry of Transport. Tickets can be booked by calling 371 67207771. The airline notes that passengers will be required to provide their passport information when making telephone reservations. If travelling from Riga, there must be a permit…