Posts published in Day: November 14, 2020

395 new cases of COVID-19, plus five more deaths in Latvia

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Latvia recorded 395 new cases of COVID-19 on November 14. According to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), 395 cases were registered, down from the previous day’s total of 455. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic passed the 10,000 mark in the process and now stands at 10,231. Of 6,442 tests carried out in total, 6.1% were positive, down slightly on 6.8% ratio the previous day. Five deaths were recorded, with one…

Rīga Central Prison put into quarantine

Saturday, November 14, 2020

As the threat of COVID-19 spreading in prisons is increasing, Riga Central Prison, the largest prison in Latvia, has been put in quarantine, the Prison Administration of Latvia told the LETA newswire November 13. So far, five Riga Central Prison inmates and four prison employees have tested positive for COVID-19. At the moment, there are about 900 prisoners in the prison, including both convicts and detainees still waiting for a…

Famous Vilnius cafe draws locals and foreigners with Tatar pastries

Saturday, November 14, 2020

A cafe beloved by Vilnius’ locals has also attracted Lithuanian celebrities, actors, singers, and even politicians. The reason is simple – the crispy, oily, meat or cheese filled Crimean Tatar pastry, Cheburek. For more than 10 years, Čeburekinė (chebureki restaurant) has been welcoming clients on Šopeno Street in Vilnius. Irena Malyško, the owner, told LRT.lt that the restaurant is popular among tourists, while locals come here out of nostalgia for…