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Virtual hackathon HackForce invites to offer ideas to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus crisis16.03.2020
The first fully virtual hackathon for the online environment launched today. Hackathon aims to find solutions to the challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis by mobilizing volunteer resources at the community level. Organized by volunteers from the startup community, hackathon HackForce invites developers, experts, and any active community member who can offer their skills, get involved and come up with solutions.
Keyword tags: Crisis, Forum, Innovations, Latvia, Medicine, Technology
Covid-19: Rinkevics tells Latvians currently in Africa or Asia to go to Istanbul for planned repatriation flight16.03.2020
Those Latvian nationals who are currently in Africa or Asia and would like to return home, are urged to travel to Istanbul to catch a repatriation flight planned by the Latvian government, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) told journalists Monday.
Three members of the Estonian Travel and Tourism Association -- the state-owned airline Nordica, shipper Tallink and bus company GoBus -- have announced that they will provide assistance in transporting Estonians back home from other European states on Monday evening, and are requesting for all those in need of transportation to make themselves known, writes LETA/BNS.
European Commission Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposes a 30-day restriction on travel into the European Union (EU), in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus, writes LETA/BNS - DPA.
President Kersti Kaljulaid spoke today online and over the phone with her colleagues from Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia. The discussions focused on the developments of the COVID-19 induced crisis in these countries and the measures taken to contain the virus. Another topic was how to ensure the most effective way of bringing everyone's citizens home, informed President`s Communication departament.
The government is currently at work on a idling regulation that could be used to provide financial assistance to those businesses whose operations are seriously suffering from the Covid-19 crisis, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told journalists LETA following a coalition cooperation meeting on Monday.
The Lithuanian government endorsed on Monday an unprecedented 5-billion-euro economic stimulus package to help mitigate the negative impact of the coronavirus-sparked crisis on workers and businesses, informed LETA/BNS.