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Various new Covid-19 restrictions come into force in Latvia

Various new Covid-19 restrictions come into force in Latvia

03.12.2020

Various additional Covid-19 restrictions come into force in Latvia from today, December 3rd, informs LETA.

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State of emergency in Latvia extended until January 11 with further restrictions

State of emergency in Latvia extended until January 11 with further restrictions

02.12.2020

On December 1st, in order to limit the spread of Covid-19, the Cabinet of Ministers in Latvia decided to extend the state of emergency declared in the country until January 11, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) informed the media on Tuesday night after the government meeting, cites LETA.

All school pupils will have to wear face masks from January

All school pupils will have to wear face masks from January

02.12.2020

From January 4, both pupils and teachers in schools will have to wear face masks both during lessons and outside the teaching process, the government decided last night, writes LETA.


Quick Covid-19 saliva tests developed in Latvia to go into production soon

Quick Covid-19 saliva tests developed in Latvia to go into production soon

01.12.2020

Quick Covid-19 saliva tests developed in Latvia will go into production in the near future after validation of the tests at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital's Research Institute concludes by the end of 2020, TV3 reported on December 1st, cites LETA.

State of emergency could be extended until January 11 in Latvia

State of emergency could be extended until January 11 in Latvia

30.11.2020

The state of emergency which has been introduced in Latvia over the Covid-19 pandemic might be prolonged until January 11, according to unconfirmed information obtained by LETA.


27.11.2020

EU Parliament demands Belarusian authorities to investigate murder of art-teacher Raman Bandarenka

The European Parliament demands a prompt, thorough, and independent investigations into the murder of art-teacher Raman Bandarenka and the protest related deaths of other Belarusian civilians, LETA was informed by the European Parliament's press service.

25.11.2020

Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees call for resignation of Minister Suplinska

The Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA) has decided to call for the resignation of Education and Science Minister Ilga Suplinska (New Conservative Party), LIZDA Chairwoman Inga Vanaga said during a press conference today, informs LETA.

25.11.2020

Kahoot buying start-up founded in Estonia for up to USD 50 mln

The Norway-based global developer of learning platforms Kahoot on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Drops, a start-up founded in Estonia that is one of the fastest growing language platforms in the world, informs LETA/BNS.

25.11.2020

Childcare allowance to be introduced during Covid-19 pandemic in Latvia

It is planned to introduce a childcare allowance when looking after children during the Covid-19 pandemic in Latvia, according to the amendments to the Law On Maternity and Sickness Insurance approved at the extraordinary government meeting, informs LETA.

25.11.2020

Minimum floor space at schools should be 3 m2 per pupil, teachers will have to wear masks

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the government decided on harsher restrictions in education and sports, as agreed by the Cabinet and the Crisis Management Council, writes LETA.

24.11.2020

Provider of e-learning Mindvalley raising employee numbers in Estonia

The international education technology company Mindvalley is expanding its business in Estonia and is about to increase its employee numbers here severalfold as part of its vision to become the biggest provider of future education globally, informs LETA/BNS.

24.11.2020

Tougher restrictions in education and sports proposed to curb Covid-19 transmissions in Latvia

The Health Ministry in Latvia has proposed toughening coronavirus restrictions in education and sports, Santa Livina, head of the ministry's public health department, told journalists today, cites LETA.

23.11.2020

Estonia makes masks mandatory in public indoor environments

At a teleworking session on Monday, the Estonian government approved additional anti-coronavirus measures agreed upon on Friday last week in order to protect the health and lives of Estonian people and prevent the health care system from being put under an excessive strain; among other restrictions, wearing a mask will be made mandatory in public indoor environments from Tuesday.

20.11.2020

Estonia: Mailis Reps announces resignation from minister post

Center Party politician Mailis Reps, who this week found herself in the center of a scandal related to the use of ministry vehicles for the needs of her family, on Friday announced her resignation from the post of minister of education and research, reported LETA/BNS.

17.11.2020

Magnetic MRO, Estonian Aviation Academy win VET Excellence Award

Magnetic MRO, an aviation maintenance company headquartered in Estonia and owned by China's Guangzhou Hangxin Aviation Technology, together with the Estonian Aviation Academy have been announced as a winner of the 2020 Awards for VET Excellence, an award program which is part of the European Vocational Skills Week organized by the European Commission, informs LETA/BNS.

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