Posts tagged as Disease

Kariņš: First phase of COVID-19 successful in Latvia

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The first phase of the pandemic caused by COVID-19 ends after June 9, and Latvia has been successful dealing with it, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) said in an interview to Latvian Radio on June 9. The end of emergency state in Latvia does not mean the virus has been defeated, Kariņš said. The first phase is at a close now and he is optimistic about the future. “The…

Lithuania on track to lift quarantine next week, says health minister

Monday, June 8, 2020

Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said the country is on track to lift the nationwide quarantine on June 17. Lithuania has previously  adopted a four-point criteria to lift the quarantine, which includes for at least 90-percent of all new cases to be linked to existing clusters. Twenty cases of Covid-19 were confirmed over the weekend, with most of them being linked to a party in Kalveliai near the lithuanian capital. “Those…

No new COVID-19 cases in Latvia, one more fatality

Monday, June 8, 2020

Latvia recorded no additional cases of COVID-19 on June 8, with the total number of cases since the beginning of the coronarvirus remaining on 1,088. However, one more fatality was recorded, bringing Latvia’s total death toll to 26. The latest victim was described as being between 85 and 90 years of age with various other chronic health conditions. The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC)…

Number of coronavirus cases in Latvia rises to 180

Monday, March 23, 2020

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Latvia reached 180 on March 23. A further 41 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Latvian territory, raising the total number of cases from 139 on Sunday to 180 on Monday. The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said that of 987 tests during the previous 24-hour period, 41 were positive. In total 6,114 tests have been carried out since February 29. It should…

Disease prevention department backtracks on cyber attack claim

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) – which is one of the agencies responsible for handling Latvia’s preaprations for the coronavirus – announced February 27 its website had come under suspected cyber attack at noon, but backtracked on the claim a couple of hours later. The initial announcement was made via SPKC’s Twitter account and said efforts were being made to counter the cyber-attack. SPKC has been one of…