Posts published in Day: June 28, 2020

One new case of COVID-19 in Latvia

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Latvia recorded a single new case of COVID-19 on June 28, the total rising to 1,116 on Sunday. No further fatalities were confirmed, with the death toll remaining on 30. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,042 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period.  In total 147,916 tests have been carried out since February 29. So far 932 patients have recovered from infection. 7 patients are in hospital, most of whom have moderate symptoms of the disease…

Coronavirus update: 7 new cases in Lithuania confirmed over weekend

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Lithuania confirmed five new coronavirus cases on Saturday and two on Sunday. Two of the cases on Saturday had arrived from the US, and one person confirmed infected with Covid-19 on Sunday had recently visited relatives in Belarus. As of Sunday, the total number of infections in Lithuania stands at 1,815, while 224 people are still ill, 1,503 have recovered, and 93 are in isolation. Seventy-eight people have died from…

LRT FACTS. Are contactless credit cards safe in your pocket?

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Contactless payment has been available in Lithuania for several years now and paying with smart devices is becoming increasingly popular. Still, the new technology brings fears that fraudsters could charge a card in the owner’s wallet without their knowledge. LRT FACTS has asked banking specialists and a scientist whether there is any ground to fear being robbed electronically in a crowded place or on a bus.  Pickpockets with card readers …