Posts published in Day: October 13, 2020

Lithuanian FM fails to secure seat in parliamentary elections

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, who ran with the Social Democratic Labour Party (LSDDP), failed to secure a seat in the parliamentary elections on Sunday. Because the LSDP has failed to get into the parliament, and Linkevičius has dropped out in the single-member constituency race, his future options remain uncertain. “I’ll try to be of use for Lithuania somehow, no matter what that position would be,” he said. Linkevičius said…

Latvia’s COVID-19 rate drastically grew

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Since mid-September, Latvia’s count of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 over a week has increased 11 times over, said Jurijs Perevoščikovs, epidemiologist of Center of Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) October 12. Perevoščikovs explained that three consecutive weeks had seen a rapid increase in COVID-19 infections. The number of infections increased 11 times last week compared to the week from 14 to 20 September. 51 cases of infection were reported then and…

Contact-tracing app in Lithuania

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

As coronavirus infections are once again on the rise, countries are looking for ways to avoid going back to strict quarantine. Contact-tracing app is one such measure. But can it be effective? The article is part of LRT’s solutions journalism project, LRT Looks for Solutions. Contact-tracing app in Lithuania LRT journalists had a chance to witness the development of a Lithuanian contact-tracing app that will warn its users about having…

5G Techritory program to focus on making Europe a 5G producer

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The agenda for ‘ 5G Techritory ‘, the third annual Baltic Sea Region 5G ecosystem forum, was revealed October 12. It is extremely extensive, including more than 120 speakers who will offer their insight across more than 60 keynote speeches and panel discussions. This year’s event will take place virtually, on November 11 and 12, gathering 5G industry leaders, policymakers, and tech innovators in one platform for exchange. The panels will address…