Posts tagged as coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic cuts Lithuania’s emigration rate

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Lithuania recorded positive net migration once again in June as the number of people arriving in the country from abroad nearly twice exceeded the number of those leaving, figures from the country’s statistics office showed on Thursday. “The number of emigrating Lithuania’s citizens showed a slight increase but remained well below the pre-pandemic level,” said Tomas Šiaudvytis, a senior economist with the central Bank of Lithuania. In 2019, Lithuania reversed…

Thirteen cases of coronavirus found in Latvia

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Latvia detected 13 new cases of COVID-19 on July 9, the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,154 on Thursday. No further fatalities were announced, with the death toll remaining on 30. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1715 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. In total 163,769 tests have been carried out since February 29. So far 1,019 patients have recovered from infection. 4 patients are in…

Coronavirus update: new infection traced to a train ride, 30 people in self-isolation

Monday, July 6, 2020

Five new coronavirus cases were reported in Lithuania on Monday morning by the National Public Health Centre. One of the people who tested positive for Covid-19 took a train from Klaipėda to Vilnius on June 24 with another person who was previously diagnosed with the infection. Thirty more people who were in contact with them have self-isolated. Another new case is an employee of the Maxima supermarket chain. However, according…

Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 8 new cases over weekend, including a murder suspect

Monday, July 6, 2020

Five new coronavirus cases were reported in Lithuania on Sunday morning, in addition to three infections confirmed by Saturday. One of the new Covid-19 cases is a woman who is suspected of having killed a man who was also diagnosed with the virus posthumously. The crime was committed in Vilnius district in April. Thirty people have been identified who had contact with the suspect, mostly interrogators and people who attended…

Single case of coronavirus detected in Latvia

Monday, July 6, 2020

For the second day in a row, Latvia detected a single new case of COVID-19 on July 5, the total rising to 1,124 on Sunday. No further fatalities were confirmed, with the death toll remaining on 30. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1042 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. In total 157 826 tests have been carried out since February 29. So far 1000 patients have recovered from infection. 5 patients…

How Russia rewrote its coronavirus outbreak to clear a path to resetting Putin’s presidential term clock

By Kevin Rothrock on Friday, July 3, 2020

More than a month ago, on May 26, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia had overcome its first wave of coronavirus infections. That was more than four weeks ahead of the start of nationwide voting on constitutional amendments and the “zeroing out” of the president’s own term clock (potentially allowing him to serve in office until 2036). In the time remaining before the plebiscite, regions across the country reported uniform declines…

PM Kariņš talks about coronavirus response on CNN

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Latvian Prime Minister apeared on the American media outlet Cable News Network (CNN) July 1, talking about Latvia’s widely-praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic and European Union plans for economic recovery. He was interviewed by well-known journalist Richard Quest who begins by asking the question: “You are basically saying hang on, yes, we may have opened borders but think twice before travelling to a foreign country. Why is that?” Latvian…

Coronavirus update: Lithuania confirms 7 new infections, most contracted abroad

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Lithuania has confirmed seven new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s total count to 1,825, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. Five of the new cases are infections contracted abroad. This week, Lithuania has been reporting one new Covid-19 case a day. Currently, 200 people are considered active cases, while 1,536 have already recovered and 66 are in isolation. Seventy-eight people have died of Covid-19 in…

Coronavirus disinformation in Lithuania subsides, military says

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Disinformation about the coronavirus in Lithuania has halved in June, compared to the previous months, the Lithuanian military said on Tuesday. “As Lithuania gradually eased lockdown conditions and eventually lifted the quarantine altogether, we have noticed that the flow of disinformation […] has gone down,” Mažvydas Kunevičius, a strategic communication specialist at the Lithuanian Armed Forces, told reporters. A total of 1,484 instances of disinformation about the coronavirus have been…

Coronavirus update: medical worker tests positive after returning from Kazakhstan

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

One new coronavirus case has been confirmed in Lithuania over the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s total count to 1,817, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday. At the moment, 214 people are considered active cases, while 1,515 have recovered from Covid-19. Twenty-seven of the new cases diagnosed since June 1 are believed to have been contracted abroad. Seventy-eight people have died of Covid-19 in the country so far,…