Posts tagged as Covid-19

Latvian Football Federation to work remotely for the time being after person infected with Covid-19 attended recent congress

Friday, July 10, 2020

The Latvian Football Federation has called on all of those who attended last week’s congress on July 3 at the Elektrum Olympic Center to take a Covid-19 test, the organization informs LETA. The LFF points out that one of the persons who attended the congress was infected with Covid-19 at the time. The LFF also points out that it will work remotely for the time being. Meanwhile, Guntars Indriksons, a…

11 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia

Friday, July 10, 2020

Friday brought another double-digit increase in the number of new coronavirus cases in Latvia. Eleven new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed July 10, the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,165. No further fatalities were announced, with the death toll remaining on 30. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,841 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. In total 165,610 tests have been carried out since February 29. So far…

Health Ministry to review COVID-19 restrictions in Latvia

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Ministry of Health (HM) plans  to analyse the increase in the number of COVID-19 infected people, and review the limits imposed in Latvia, Health Minister said on July 9. Health Minister Ilze Vinkele (“Development/For”) said on Twitter that on Friday, July 10, the Ministry of Health will analyse the increase, trends and forecasts of the number of people infected by COVID-19 this week. Accordingly, the Ministry of Health could offer…

Lithuania added Romania and Bulgaria to the list of COVID-19 affected countries

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga on Wednesday added Romania and Bulgaria to the list of COVID-19 affected countries, meaning that arrivals from these states will be required to self-isolate. The list was updated based on information from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and will take effect on Thursday, the Health Ministry said. The minister also added the Virgin Islands, the Seychelles, Djibouti, San Marino and Swaziland, but…

Seven new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Latvia said it had detected seven new cases of COVID-19 on July 6, the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,134 on Tuesday. It is the largest daily total since eight cases were recorded on June 3. No further fatalities were announced, with the death toll remaining on 30. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 1,763 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. In total 160,281 tests have been carried out since…

Economic hit of COVID-19 may be smaller than feared

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Latvia has succeeded in overcoming the first wave of the pandemic more successfully than most other European Union and world countries, and now finds itself in a strong position according to many economic indicators, according to Mārtiņš Āboliņš, economist with Citadele Bank. “If Latvia was among the most heavily impacted countries in the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the current situation is the opposite: the Latvian economy is faring better than average worldwide. This leads us…

Three more cases of COVID-19 registered in Latvia

Monday, July 6, 2020

Latvia said it had detected three new cases of COVID-19 on July 6, the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,127 on Monday. No further fatalities were announced, with the death toll remaining on 30. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 692 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. In total 158,518 tests have been carried out since February 29. So far 1,000 patients have recovered from infection. 5 patients are in…

Politicians hide behind civilians

By Vairis Godmanis on Friday, June 26, 2020

The United States plans to transfer the command of the 5th Corps of the U.S. Army from Kentucky to Poland and 30 American F-16 fighters from Germany to the eastern borders of NATO. In addition, the United States is redeploying to Poland not one thousand, as mentioned earlier, but two thousand American troops. In addition to these measures, the deployment of U.S. nuclear weapons in Poland has been publicly discussed…

State-paid COVID-19 tests available until end of summer

Friday, June 26, 2020

Everyone in Latvia will be able to receive a state-paid Covid-19 test until the end of summer. It is mandatory to previously sign up for the test by calling 8303, informed the Ministry of Health on June 26. State-paid testing was previously set to the end of June. It has now been decided to extend it to the end of summer. Such a decision has been taken because people are more…

One more case of COVID-19 in Latvia

Friday, June 26, 2020

Latvia recorded one new case of COVID-19 on June 26 after five consecutive days without any new cases of the coronavirus. The total number of cases recorded consequently rose to 1,112 on Friday. No further fatalities were recorded either, with the death toll remaining on 30. The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said 2,292 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. In total 145,086 tests have been carried out since February 29. So far 932 patients have recovered from infection. 8 patients…