Posts published in Day: November 6, 2020

Arrivals from all EU countries (except the Vatican) must observe self-isolation

Friday, November 6, 2020

Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) has determined November 6 that with the newly announced state of emergency in Latvia, self-isolation must be observed by arrivals from all countries where the 14-day cumulative incidence rate exceeds 50 per 100 000 inhabitants. This means that all European countries, except the Vatican, are now on the ‘red’ list.  Some non-European countries are on the ‘white list’, upon arrival from which no self-isolation…

Arrivals from all EU countries (except Vatican) must observe self-isolation

Friday, November 6, 2020

Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) has determined November 6 that with the newly announced state of emergency in Latvia, self-isolation must be observed by arrivals from all countries where the 14-day cumulative incidence rate exceeds 50 per 100 000 inhabitants. This means that all European countries, except Vatican, are now on the ‘red’ list.  Some non-European countries are on the ‘white list’, upon arrival from which no self-isolation is…

Second state of emergency declared in Latvia

Friday, November 6, 2020

Monday, November 9 will see a state of emergency officially in force in Latvia for the second time this year. The state of emergency will last until December 6. The decision was made by the government November 6 following meetings of the Cabinet and Crisis Management Council. As  previously reported by LSM  , the first state of emergency this year ran from March 13 until June 10. Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš…

Statistics: New car sales fall 25.4 percent on year to October

Friday, November 6, 2020

Sales of new cars in Estonia were down 25.4 percent on year to October, the national car dealers and service companies association AMTEL said Friday. The number of new cars sold in Estonia in October of this year stood at 1,535, AMTEL says. The figure for January to October saw an even smaller decline on year, of 30.4 percent, to 15,781 units. Medium-sized SUVs continued to be the largest single…

Second state of emergency declared in Latvia

Friday, November 6, 2020

Monday, November 9 will see a state of emergency officially in force in Latvia for the second time this year. The state of emergency will last until December 6. The decision was made by the government November 6 following meetings of the Cabinet and Crisis Management Council. As  previously reported by LSM  , the first state of emergency this year ran from March 13 until June 10. In order to limit…

Politicising abortions? Human rights watchers slam conference led by presidential office

Friday, November 6, 2020

Lithuanian human rights advocates have criticised the president’s office and First Lady Diana Nausėdienė for hosting a conference on crisis pregnancy which they say gave a one-sided approach that could lead to restrictions on women’s rights. Last Friday, a conference “The State’s Duty to Help Women in Crisis Pregnancy: Opportunities and Challenges” took place at the Presidential Palace and immediately prompted a response from human rights observers. Natalija Arlauskaitė, a…

Latvia’s COVID-19 case total rises by more than 350 again

Friday, November 6, 2020

Latvia confirmed 357 new cases of COVID-19 on November 6, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 7,476. It is the second-largest daily tally of new cases yet recorded, following a record high of 367 cases just 24 hours earlier. Seven deaths were confirmed. One victim was aged 45 to 50, five people were aged 80 to 95…

Latvian business turns soap bubbles into clear speech

Friday, November 6, 2020

Contributing to the development of children’s speech by blowing soap bubbles: this is the idea of bubble artist Alīse Potaša, whose enterprise has been recognized in an international contest, Latvian Radio reported November 6.  In June this year, Alīse Potaša founded her business  Burbuļu spēles (Bubble Games) Ltd.   At the moment, the company is moving towards acquiring the formal status of a social enterprise. ” Burbuļu spēles  was founded to address speech problems…

People gather to protest against state of emergency in Latvia

Friday, November 6, 2020

On Friday, November 6, around 40 people gathered outside the government building in Rīga to protest against the introduction of state of emergency, LETA reported. The picket was organized by the Association Tautas labklājībai.lv (For People’s Welfare). Participants had posters and signs “No to Emergency”, “Emergency or Coup?”, “Policed state – No!”. They said that they do not see any sense in the announcement of state of emergency, because it has been delayed…

Large drop of outdoor activity as Covid-19 cases rise in Lithuania

Friday, November 6, 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases spiked in Lithuania in October, people made rarer visits to places of public gatherings, offices and spent more time at home and around their homes. In the last week of October, the average weekly flow of people to supermarkets dropped 12 percent compared to the start of the month, according to Google’s residential movement statistics. The percentage of people using public transport also went…