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Latvian Government approves easing restrictions for indoor gatherings, caterers and cultural events

Latvian Government approves easing restrictions for indoor gatherings, caterers and cultural events

11.08.2020

The Cabinet of Ministers today approved the Health Ministry's proposal to further ease Covid-19 restrictions from August 17, increasing the number of people allowed to gather indoors from 500 to 1,000 and relaxing requirements for catering establishments, as well as cultural, sports and religious venues, informed LETA.

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Over 200 event technical services providers stage picket outside Latvian Culture Ministry

Over 200 event technical services providers stage picket outside Latvian Culture Ministry

11.08.2020

Over 200 people representing event technical service companies gathered by the Culture Ministry building today to protest over the government's failure to support the industry during the Covid-19 crisis, LETA observed.

In Q2, construction output in Latvia fell by 0.6%

In Q2, construction output in Latvia fell by 0.6%

11.08.2020

The latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) show that, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2019, in the 2nd quarter of 2020 construction output (1) reduced by 0.6 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). Construction output in construction of buildings decreased by 5 %, in civil engineering – by 7.7 %, but in specialised construction activities it rose by 12.3 %.


Experts: fast economic rebound has dispelled worries about prolonged deflation in Latvia

Experts: fast economic rebound has dispelled worries about prolonged deflation in Latvia

10.08.2020

A fast rebound of the Latvian economy has dispelled concerns about a prolonged deflation, although seasonality might cause consumer prices to drop again in August, the surveyed bank analysts told LETA.

Traffic in Lithuanian airspace grows in July, but still far from 2019 level

Traffic in Lithuanian airspace grows in July, but still far from 2019 level

10.08.2020

Lithuania's air navigation service provider registered an increase in air traffic in July 2020 compared with June, but says it will take several years for flight numbers to return to last year's level, informs LETA/BNS.


10.08.2020

airBaltic revises flight schedule on a weekly basis according to CDC recommendations

Latvia's airBaltic national carrier revises its flight schedule each week based on the recommendations provided by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the airline's representative Alise Briede informed LETA.

10.08.2020

In July, annual inflation in Latvia made 0.5%

The latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in July 2020, compared to July 2019, the average level of consumer prices* increased by 0.5 %. Prices of services went up by 1.6 %, while prices of goods didn’t change.

10.08.2020

Lithuanian Railways suspends passenger train service to Poland

Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) is temporarily suspending its train service to Poland after the government introduced on Monday a mandatory 14-day self-isolation requirement for people returning from the neighboring country, informed LETA/BNS.

10.08.2020

Estravel condemning insurer PZU's recommendation to avoid intl travel

ecommendations by insurer PZU advising against international travel are incompatible with the purpose of travel insurance products, according to Mauri Saarend, director or airline ticket and insurance sales at the Estonian travel agency Estravel, cites LETA/BNS.

10.08.2020

Latvia: Self-quarantine must now also be observed after visiting San Marino, the Netherlands, Iceland, Poland and Cyprus

As Covid-19 continues to spread, travelers returning to Latvia from San Marino, the Netherlands, Iceland, Poland and Cyprus are now required to self-isolate for 14 days because of an increased Covid-19 incidence in these countries, according to the latest data released by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) informed LETA.

10.08.2020

Tartu mayor recommends wearing masks indoors

Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas said in a video statement issued to residents of Tartu on Saturday that it is highly recommended to wear a mask indoors, informed LETA/BNS.

10.08.2020

Lithuanian president, staff isolate after member had contact with COVID-19-infected person

All staff members of the Lithuanian presidential office, including President Gitanas Nauseda, are isolating after one staff member had contact with a coronavirus-infected person, Rida Jasulionis, spokesman for the president, told LETA/BNS on Friday.

10.08.2020

Lithuania puts Poland, Netherlands, Iceland, Cyprus, Turkey on restriction list

Lithuania will on Monday introduce mandatory 14-day self-isolation for Lithuanians returning from Poland, the Netherlands, Iceland, Cyprus and Turkey, the Health Ministry said.

07.08.2020

Small drop in unemployment observed for first time since appearance of Covid-19 in Latvia

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis in Latvia this past March, when there was a substantial rise in the unemployment levels, a small drop in unemployment has been observed for the first time during this period, State Employment Agency director Evita Simsone told LETA.

07.08.2020

Baltic tourism sector wants to organize trips to separate European regions

Baltic tourism associations plan to ask their governments for permission to organize trips to safe autonomous regions in Europe. Such a possibility was on Friday discussed with representatives of Lithuania's Ministries of health and Economy and Innovation, reports LETA/BNS.

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