Posts tagged as measures

Lithuania’s COVID-19 committee to decide on measures as coronavirus cases grow

Monday, September 21, 2020

As the number of new coronavirus cases jumped over the weekend, Lithuania’s COVID-19 management committee will meet to decide on measures to contain the spread of the virus. Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis announced on Facebook that the meeting would take “new targeted solutions that would allow slowing the pace of the virus spread without halting life inside the country”. The prime minister says he understands that the new reality of…

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…

Employment support measures should resume, says Bank of Latvia

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Support measures implemented by the government to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19 on the economy should be continued, said Uldis Rutkaste, Head of the Monetary Policy Board of the Bank of Latvia, in an interview to Latvian Radio on May 28. These measures, including idle benefits, have helped to mitigate unemployment and their resumption would help to keep unemployment at normal levels so that it does not rise rapidly. It…

Measures taken by the Baltic States are insufficient

By Viktors Domburs on Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of NATO met on April, 2 in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic. Though they expressed the deepest sympathies with all the victims of the Coronavirus disease, NATO continues to do its part. The organization tries to kill two birds with one stone. On the one hand, Commander, U.S. European Command, Gen Tod D. Wolters commented that linked exercises to Defender-Europe 20 in the Baltic…

Latvia’s parliament approves emergency measures

Friday, March 20, 2020

Latvia’s parliament, the Saeima, on March 20 gave rapid approval to the government’s latest emergency measures at an extraordinary sitting. Amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers’ Emergency Statement require tour and passenger carriers to cancel foreign travel. Business trips and missions abroad should also be canceled as far as possible. The changes also clarify that cultural, entertainment, sporting and other recreational facilities shall not commence operations before 08.00 and shall end no later…

Latvian government announces support measures for business

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Latvian cabinet on Thursday endorsed the Finance Ministry’s bill on measures for overcoming the crisis caused by the coronavirus Covid-19, and its effect on businesses, which encompasses a comprehensive set of state support measures, including benefits that will be paid to employees laid off by companies, reported the LETA newswire. Finance Minister Jānis Reirs told reporters after the cabinet meeting that the measures provided “unprecedented help” and applied to all…

COVID-19 emergency measures in Latvia

Friday, March 13, 2020

Below is the text outlining of the Latvian government’s emergency measures regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. The document is also attached as a world document at the bottom of the text. In the light of the statement by the World Health Organization of 11 March 2020 that COVID-19 has been confirmed as pandemic and based on Section 4, Paragraph one, Sub-clause ‘e’ of the Civil Protection and Disaster Management Law, and…

Latvian government announces widespread measures to contain coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš on March 12 announced new measures designed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus within Latvia’s borders following the World Health Organization’s declaration of a global pandemic. Speaking to reporters after meetings of the cabinet and the Crisis Management Council, Kariņš announced that in order to limit the spread of the virus, a state of emergency was being declared so that educational institutions can be closed in Latvia…

Russian inspectors to make an observation flight over Lithuania

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

In the framework of the implementation of the international Treaty on Open skies, the Russian Federation is to perform an observation flight on the Russian an-30B surveillance aircraft over the territory of Lithuania. This was announced by the Head of the National Centre for Nuclear Risk Reduction Sergei Ryzhkov. The mission will be carried out from July 8 to July 12 from the Shaulai airfield. The maximum flight range will…

First African swine fever case of 2019 registered in Latvia

Monday, July 8, 2019

This year’s first African swine fever (ASF) infection for domestic pigs has been registered in Latvia. The illness was uncovered in an enclosure in Durbe Parish, Vecpils County. A total of 49 pigs have been terminated to halt the spread of the disease, as reported by Food and Veterinary Service (FVS). The affected farm has been put under quarantine – a protection zone in a three kilometre radius and an…