Posts published in Day: September 7, 2020

79 new cases of Covid-19 in Lithuania over weekend

Monday, September 7, 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…

Lithuania reports 17 new cases of COVID-19

Monday, September 7, 2020

Seventeen new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Lithuania over Sunday, bringing the country’s total count to 3,100, the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) reported on Monday morning. One of the people diagnosed with Covid-19 is a student at a Vilnius school. The person was in classes until September 2, according to the NVSC. An entire class of 14 students has been isolated as well as two teachers who had contact…

New Harmony takes Riga election results to court

Monday, September 7, 2020

Political party New Harmony has taken to the Administrative Court with regard to unsealed ballots at Riga City Council elections that were declared null, party representatives told the newswire LETA September 6. LSM reported   that at two Rīga polling stations, unsealed ballots were found, the total amounting to 627. It was decided to invalidate the unsealed ballot envelopes and the votes contained therein. The number of mandates received by Harmony and New Unity in the…

Shocking images of illegal dog breeding sparks vigilante

Monday, September 7, 2020

A West Highland Terrier named Sniegius went missing last Thursday in Kretinga District, western Lithuania. What the dog’s owners found during the search caused a wave raids by police and volunteers across Lithuania. While combing the area where Sniegius had last been seen, the searchers of the dog heard a bark inside a shabby-looking house. “We approached a building and we saw, through a dirty window, our Sniegius locked in…

Commerce and Industry Chamber: self-isolation should be shorter

Monday, September 7, 2020

Aigars Rostovskis, president of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told Latvian Television September 7 that Latvia should find a balance between health safety and economy. According to him, all possible tools should be used to reduce the time that people should spend in self-isolation after returning from abroad. For example, one could test for COVID-19 after arrival. Rostovskis said that he was not an expert on health, but…

airBaltic resumes flights to nine cities from Latvia

Monday, September 7, 2020

From Monday, the Latvian airline airBaltic is resuming flights from Riga to nine additional destinations, the company said September 7. Flights are resumed from Riga to Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Gothenburg, Lisbon, Prague, Reykjavik, Vienna and Zurich. “We are pleased with the  decision of the Latvian government   to ease the travel restrictions previously imposed while maintaining public safety and health as a top priority. It gives us the opportunity to…

No politics in Marsa Park trees

Monday, September 7, 2020

Last Monday, trees at the former bicycle track “Marss” were unexpectedly cut despite protests . Latvian Television reported September 6 that authorities involved had said this had nothing to do with politics and Riga City Council elections. As  previously related by LSM  , thousands signed a petition calling for the run-down location to be made into a park in a part of the city without much greenery — only for…

Single new case of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia

Monday, September 7, 2020

Latvia confirmed just one new case of COVID-19 on September 7, the total since the start of the pandemic now standing at 1,429 on Monday. No new deaths were recorded, with the fatality toll remaining on 35. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,047 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. In total 265,305 tests have been carried out since February 29. So far 1,187 patients have recovered from infection. Nine patients are…

Latvian pupil triumphs at European informatics competition

Monday, September 7, 2020

For the first time, a pupil from Latvia has won a gold medal in the European youth olympiad in informatics, said  the National Center for Education September 7. Druva Secondary School ninth-grader Ansis Gustavs Andersons has come seventh and won the gold medal at the European Junior Olympiad in Informatics. Last year, Ansis Gustavs won a bronze medal in this competition. “I liked the tasks, and they were well constructed, but they were difficult enough and I…

Kaunas seeks UNESCO World Heritage status for its modern architecture

Monday, September 7, 2020

Authorities in Lithuania’s second-largest city Kaunas are finalising a bid for the town’s modernist architecture to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. “We are truly approaching the finish line. The application – the nomination case – is about to be finished,” Saulius Rimas, head of the cultural heritage division at Kaunas Municipality, told BNS. The modernist architecture of Kaunas was put on the UNESCO tentative list in 2017,…