Posts published in Day: May 17, 2020

Coronavirus update: six new cases, infections decreasing

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Seven new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania, bringing the country’s total to 1,541 the National Public Health Centre reported on Sunday. The number of infections have been going down in recent weeks, Daiva Razmuvienė from the centre told LRT RADIO on Sunday. However, some concerns stem from the poorly-controlled breakout points in healthcare and nursing institutions and dormitories, she said. Thirty Covid-19 cases have been diagnosed at Vilnius City…

Going to Estonia? Know the new rules!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Estonia’s state of emergency officially comes to an end at midnight on May 18, with the government on May 16 confirming restrictions and easing of restrictions in force after the end of the emergency situation. “The restrictions imposed during the emergency situation will be gradually eased and a new legal bases will be provided. The most important movement restriction, i.e. 2 2 rule, remains in force. After the end of the emergency situation, the…

Latvia passes 1,000 cases of coronavirus

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Latvia recorded 11 more cases of COVID-19 on May 17, increasing the total number of cases from 997 on Saturday to 1,008 on Sunday. Of that number, 6 cases originated at a single homeless shelter in Rīga. No additional fatalities were recorded.  The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 1,028 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period.  In total 88,405 tests have been carried out since February 29.…

European LGBT equality survey shows east-west divide

Sunday, May 17, 2020

The largest survey of its kind found vast discrepancies between countries – and only gradual progress. Even in high-scoring Germany, more people felt there had been a reduction rather than an increase in tolerance. Most LGBT couples in Europe refrain from holding hands in public, and one in five feel discriminated against in the workplace, according to a  new study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights   (FRA).…

Plant wonders: Natural cough remedies

Sunday, May 17, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is particularly important to think about lung health. What are the plants to gather when preparing for the next autumn and winter season? There are many wild plants that have long been used to fight cough.  “The most popular plant used as cough medicine is yarrow. Yarrow grows all over Latvia, is widely recognized and used,” says Vija Eniņa, expert and doctor of pharmaceutics.  Yarrow…

Tune in to musical improvisations

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Musician and composer Kārlis Auzāns keeps surprising social media audiences with daily minute-long musical improvisations, representatives informed the media on May 15. The musician has been performing his “Little Raga Sessions” for 60 days, with a daily change of musical instruments. Further on, the sessions will continue twice a week. The variety of instruments is broad – cellos and guitars, folk musical instruments, exotic strings, wind instruments, portable organ, as well…