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New Year's fireworks banned in Latvia

New Year's fireworks banned in Latvia

23.12.2020

As the New Year's celebrations are approaching, local governments are banned from organizing fireworks, according to the decision of the joint meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Crisis Management Council, said Health Minister of Latvia Ilze Vinkele (For Development), cites LETA.

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Face masks to be mandatory also in nature trails in Latvia

Face masks to be mandatory also in nature trails in Latvia

23.12.2020

Face masks will be mandatory also in nature trails and by environment sites where distancing among people are not possible, said Health Minister of Latvia Ilze Vinkele (For Development) after the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Crisis Management Council.

The number of births continues to decline in Latvia

The number of births continues to decline in Latvia

18.12.2020

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 11 months of 2020, the number of births continues to decrease - 16.2 thousand births were registered in Latvia, which is 6.0 % less than in January – November 2019 (17.2 thousand).


20.7% Estonians lived at risk of poverty in 2019

20.7% Estonians lived at risk of poverty in 2019

18.12.2020

According to Statistics Estonia, 2.3% of the population of Estonia lived in absolute poverty and 20.7% lived at risk of poverty in 2019. Compared to 2018, the share of people at risk of poverty fell by one percentage point. The share of people living in absolute poverty rose by 0.1 percentage point.

Police may set up mobile checkpoints anywhere in Lithuania

Police may set up mobile checkpoints anywhere in Lithuania

17.12.2020

Mobile checkpoints may be set up anywhere in Lithuania to enforce a ban on non-essential travel between municipalities in preparation for massive checks this weekend and during the holidays, police said LETA/BNS.


16.12.2020

WHO urges Europeans to wear face masks when celebrating Christmas with family

Europeans planning to celebrate Christmas, New Year's and winter holidays in coming weeks with family and friends are advised to wear a face mask, the World Health Organization's (WHO) European office said Wednesday, reports LETA/DPA.

16.12.2020

EU commissioner: Vaccine will be 'Christmas present' for Europeans

The vaccine against Covid-19 will be a "Christmas present" for all Europeans, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas said in a Wednesday interview, informs LETA/DPA.

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