Posts published in Day: July 18, 2020

Four new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Officials in Latvia said they had detected four new cases of COVID-19 on July 18, with the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,189 on Saturday. No further fatalities were announced, with the death toll remaining on 31. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,751 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. In total 179,636 tests have been carried out since February 29. So far 1,022 patients have recovered from infection. Three patients…

Croatia added to Lithuania’s blacklist of coronavirus-affected countries

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Lithuanian travelers returning from Croatia will have to self-isolate for two weeks as of Monday, the Health Ministry has announced. The ministry also barred entry for foreign nationals coming from Croatia, citing the worsening coronavirus situation in the country. The travel ban currently also applies to Luxembourg, Sweden, Portugal, Belarus and Romania. Travelers from Iceland and Spain will be advised to self-isolate from Monday. The list of coronavirus-affected countries –…

Architectural history: Riga School of Design and Art 

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Riga School of Design and Art is where Riga’s visual future is born. Here, artists who will go on to create the aesthetics that surround us are developing their skills. But the building which creates the future has itself been shaped by a vivid past. The story of Riga School of Design and Art is told below by the woman behind its restoration project, architect Zaiga Gaile. A school for Russian boys…

Off the beaten track in Kaunas District

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Kaunas and the area surrounding it are at the geographical heart of Lithuania. Kaunas District has high hopes for the summer season – to attract visitors with its picturesque routes and to come out of the shadow of the more well-known tourist spots in the north east of the country. “Anyone who wants to escape the busy urban life and likes spending free time actively will enjoy the district of…

Concerns raised about unemployment rise in autumn

Saturday, July 18, 2020

The rise in the unemployment rate, which was particularly rapid in the first months of the COVID-19 crisis, has nearly stalled.  State Employment Agency (NVA) said July 17 it was likely that the trend could deteriorate again in autumn, with the end of seasonal jobs. In June this year, 95 thousand unemployed people were registered in Latvia. Although this is significantly more than before the COVID-19 crisis, the rapid rise…