Posts published in Day: September 6, 2020

Coronavirus: 26 new cases of Covid-19, new infections at military unit

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Twenty-six new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 3,004, the Health Ministry said on Friday morning. Eleven cases are connected to known clusters, seven infections have been contracted abroad – in Poland, Russia, Sweden, and Belarus – and four people have become ill after coming in contact with an infected person. Circumstances surrounding four new cases are currently unclear. Five…

Coronavirus update: 79 new cases of Covid-19 in Lithuania over weekend

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Lithuania’s health authorities confirmed 36 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday and 43 on Sunday. The total number of infections now stands at 3,083. As of Sunday morning, 1,030 people are still ill with the novel coronavirus and 1,954 have recovered. Twenty-five of the new cases confirmed on Sunday are linked to existing clusters. Thirty-three people became ill after coming in contact with an infected person, while circumstances surrounding nine…

Ferris wheel at Uzvaras Park in Rīga: friend or foe?

Sunday, September 6, 2020

As soon as next year, a ferris wheel of 65 metres high could rise at Uzvaras Park in Pārdaugava, accroding to RPR Operators, who last year acquired building rights for this purpose from Riga City Council. A number of neighborhood residents  are unhappy with this, Latvian Radio reported September 4. Last week, a public discussion with neighborhood residents on the construction of a ferris wheel was organized. However, the fate of…

Three more coronavirus cases found in Latvia

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Latvia detected three new cases of COVID-19 on September 6, the total since the start of the pandemic now standing at 1,428 on Saturday. No new deaths were recorded, with the fatality toll remaining on 35. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,596 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period.  In total 264,258 tests have been carried out since February 29. So far 1,187 patients have recovered from…

Chinese man who fought in Lithuania’s Wars of Independence

Sunday, September 6, 2020

When Lithuania declared independence in 1916, the region soon descended into conflict. Lithuania, too, had to assemble a fighting force. Lured to join the army with promises of land, a Chinese man unexpectedly became one of the first volunteers. There is not much information about the life of Petras Činšas in Lithuania who took part in the Wars of Independence, a series of armed conflicts between 1918 and 1920 fought…