Posts tagged as tests

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,…

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…

No more COVID-19 tests at airport in Latvia

Monday, May 18, 2020

As scheduled flights resume, COVID-19 tests will no longer be carried out on-site at the airport and port of Riga, said the Ministry of Health on May 18. Arriving persons will be able to apply for tests in general order, by contacting their GP or by calling 8303. The changes take effect on Monday, May 18. Until now, COVID-19 tests at the airport and port were provided  by the Emergency…

Lithuania leads EU in coronavirus tests

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Lithuania has been leading the European Union in terms of  coronavirus   tests per 100,000 people, Giedrius Surplys, the head of the government’s Covid-19 information group, said on Thursday. “In terms of the test rate per 100,000 population, Lithuania has been at number one in the EU for three days now, followed by Portugal, Estonia, Italy and other countries,” he told reporters. A total of 6,798 tests were carried out…

Retail chains will be able to send staff for coronavirus tests

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Latvia’s Health Ministry on April 14 announced new measures that will in future allow employers in the retail sector to send staff members for COVID-19 tests without the need for the individual’s family doctor to be part of the process. “In order to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Latvia, tests will be performed on retail workers if there are symptoms of the disease, also by order of the employer. Until now, store employees could…

Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock test positive for Covid-19

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The prime minister’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, was seen running from Downing Street, around the same time that Boris Johnson announced to the nation he had contracted covid-19 on Thursday. In the footage, captured by BBC and Sky news cameras, Cummings flees from a back gate with a rucksack. The health secretary, Matt Hancock, confirmed that he had also tested positive shortly after.

Coronavirus tests to focus on at-risk groups in Latvia

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Testing for the novel coronavirus will be targeted towards at-risk groups from now on as the country struggles to contain the virus pandemic. The Health Ministry said March 24 that testing people with mild symptoms staying at home will not be prioritized in order to increase test efficiency and save healthcare resources. The state will continue to pay for tests for people who show symptoms after staying abroad or contacting…

More coronavirus tests in Latvia come up negative

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The latest batch of tests performed by the Disease Prevention and Control Center have all come up negative for COVID-19 coronavirus, the health agency reported early on March 4 on social meda. A total of 152 people, including 20 children, have now been tested and only one positive test obtained. The last 24 hour period saw 21 tests conducted, all negative. As previously reported by LSM, the condition of the…

All Latvian coronavirus tests negative so far

Monday, March 2, 2020

The latest update from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) on March 2 confirmed that another 17 tests for the COVID-19 coronavirus had been carried out in the previous 24-hour period, but all had proven to be negative. That brings the total number of people tested so far to 114, SPKC added. The SPKC also reminded employers about its  recommendations   for stopping the potential spread of the coronavirus in the…

North Korean tests put pressure on Washington

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Another week, another North Korean weapons test. North Korea’s relentless, carefully calibrated barrage of firepower — Tuesday’s test was its eighth since late July — has managed to normalize a martial display of defiance that not too long ago raised fears of war in one of the most dangerous corners of the world. The tests, which have been repeatedly dismissed by President Donald Trump as routine, are just the latest…