Covid-19

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Hotels showing strong interest in providing self-isolation service

Hotels showing strong interest in providing self-isolation service

30.12.2020

Hotels' interest in providing self-isolation services to Covid-19 patients and persons who have come into contact with infected people is very strong, Santa Graikste, head of the Hotel and Restaurant Association, told LETA.

Keyword tags: Covid-19, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Legislation, Tourism



EU to buy additional 100 mln doses of coronavirus vaccine

EU to buy additional 100 mln doses of coronavirus vaccine

30.12.2020

The European Union will buy an additional 100 million doses of the BioNTech and Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, cites LETA/STT.

Latvia to impose curfew, state of emergency to be extended until February 7

Latvia to impose curfew, state of emergency to be extended until February 7

29.12.2020

The government in Latvia decided in principle on Tuesday to impose curfew during the coming New Year's holidays and Orthodox Christmas in order to restrict the movement of people, informs LETA.


First people in Latvia receive Covid-19 vaccines

First people in Latvia receive Covid-19 vaccines

28.12.2020

On Monday morning, the first people received the Covid-19 vaccines at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital in Latvia, the hospital's representative Janita Veinberga reported LETA.

airBaltic to conduct repatriation flight from UK on December 28

airBaltic to conduct repatriation flight from UK on December 28

23.12.2020

Latvian national airline airBaltic will organize a repatriation flight from the United Kingdom on December 28, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said after a video conference with his Baltic counterparts today, informs LETA.


23.12.2020

New Year's fireworks banned in Latvia

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.

23.12.2020

Face masks to be mandatory also in nature trails in Latvia

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.

22.12.2020

Initially, 4,875 medics to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Latvia

Initially, 4,875 medics will be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Latvia, said State Medicines Agency (ZVA) director Svens Henkuzens in a press conference today, informs LETA.

22.12.2020

The vaccination against Covid-19 in Latvia will start on December 28

The first batch of Covid-19 vaccines that will be delivered to Latvia shortly is expected to contain 9,750 doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, LETA was told at the State Medicines Agency.

22.12.2020

The Baltic PMs summed up the results of 2020

The Baltic states must strengthen cooperation in containing the Covid-19 pandemic and mitigating its consequences, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said in a video meeting with Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte. 

21.12.2020

EU Commission authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

The European Commission on Monday authorized the vaccine against Covid-19 developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for use in the European Union (EU), paving the way for the start of vaccination in the next few days, informs LETA/AFP/DPA.

21.12.2020

Baltics ban passenger traffic with UK over new Covid-19 variant

Taking into consideration reports of a new Covid-19 variant circulating in the United Kingdom, the Latvian government tonight banned passenger traffic with the UK from Monday, December 21, till January 1, State Chancellery spokeswoman Ilze Pavlova informed LETA.

18.12.2020

Riga Airport is certified with the 4-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating

Riga Airport has been Certified as a COVID-19 4-Star Airport, by international air transport rating agency Skytrax.

18.12.2020

Crisis support for culture, sport, adults' hobby activities approved in Estonia (expands)

The Estonian government on Thursday approved an order to continue economic crisis support measures also in 2021, among other things, a support measure for areas under the area of government of the Ministry of Culture was agreed upon involving support to culture, sport and adults' hobby activities.

18.12.2020

Shopping malls in Latvia extend opening hours on Friday

Several shopping malls have extended their opening hours on Friday, LETA learned after talking to Riga shopping centers.

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