Posts published in Day: May 23, 2020

Coronavirus update: 12 new infections, mostly in Vilnius

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Lithuania has confirmed 12 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total to 1,616 the National Public Health Centre said on Saturday.  In total, 1,135 people have already recovered. An elderly person with chronic illnesses has died from Covid-19 in Telšiai, western Lithuania, bringing the country’s total number of deaths from the coronavirus to 63. Eight people who had the virus died from other causes. In the last…

Coronavirus: Lithuania confirms 11 new cases, 61st death

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Eleven new coronavirus cases were diagnosed in Lithuania over Thursday, according to the National Public Health Centre. In all, Lithuania has confirmed 1,604 Covid-19 infections by Friday. So far, 1,111 people have been confirmed to have recovered, while 424 are active cases. Over Thursday, 6,039 people were tested for the virus in Lithuania.  Lithuania records another death from coronavirus   A person has died at Santara Clinics in Vilnius on…

Provision of all healthcare services to resume in Latvia as of June 3

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Provision of scheduled healthcare services will be expanded in Latvia as of May 29 and provision of the full range of healthcare services, which has been restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will resume from June 3, Health Ministry spokeswoman Anna Strapcane told LETA. To provide all healthcare services like before the pandemic, strict safety measures will have to be taken in accordance with a decree issued by Health Minister…

Total tax debt in Latvia at EUR 954.5 mln in early May

Saturday, May 23, 2020

At the beginning of May 2020, tax debts in Latvia totaled EUR 954.542 million, an increase of 7.5% month-on-month, writes LETA, according to the State Revenue Service. This total includes current and suspended debts as well as debts with extended payment deadlines. Overdue social security contributions grew at the steepest rate over the past month. Tax debts to the central government basic budget stood at EUR 507.547 million, an increase…

Elisa mobility study shows people stayed home even after emergency situation

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Based on the data of a mobility analysis by telecom operator Elisa concerning the last week of the emergency situation in Estonia, it appears that people are cautious about moving around — in total, 65 percent of people from all over Estonia tended to stay at home, which is 11 percent more than before the emergency situation. According to Elisa mobility data, fewer people stayed at home last week than…

16 more cases of COVID-19 recorded in Latvia

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Latvia recorded 16 more cases of COVID-19 on May 23, increasing the total number of cases from 1,030 on Friday to 1,046 on Saturday. No more fatalities were recorded. The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 1,480 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period.  In total 97,846 tests have been carried out since February 29. 24 patients are in hospital, most of whom have moderate symptoms of the disease…

Dutch woman required by court to delete social media photos of grandchildren

Saturday, May 23, 2020

A court in The Netherlands has ruled that a grandmother has to delete photos of of her grandchildren that she posted on social media Facebook and Pinterest without their parents’ permission under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The row reached the court after the woman refused to delete photographs of her grandchildren, which she had posted on social media, despite numerous calls by the mother of the children…

Stumbling stones. Danielius Dolskis, Lithuania’s first king of Schlager music

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Stumbling Stones, a series of stories by LRT RADIO, pays tribute to some of the most accomplished Litvaks born in Lithuania. The popular records of Danielius Dolskis have come to personify the sound of 1930s Lithuania, especially its vibrant interwar capital city Kaunas. Surprisingly, Dolskis spoke little Lithuanian when he arrived in Kaunas in 1929, but several years later he was the most popular singer in town, credited with laying…