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ESTONIA

40,184

Total Cases

368

Total Deaths

29,747

Total Recovered

10,069

Total Active Cases

+10

New Deaths

+487

New Cases


via news.err.ee01/23/2021

Slow progress on healthcare workers' coronavirus vaccination program - ERR News

All frontline hospital workers who have requested vaccination against COVID-19 have been at least partly-vaccinated, meaning they have received the first shot, the social affairs ministry says. However, this should not be taken to mean full coverage of healthcare staff is anywhere near to complete, Baltic News Service reports.

via news.err.ee01/22/2021

New government to decide fuel excise duty future in spring - ERR News

In the spring of last year, the government opted to make large temporary cuts in fuel excise duties through to 2022, in order to stimulate the economy during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The incoming Reform-Center government's state budget discussions in spring will decide the future fate of the excise situation.

via news.err.ee01/22/2021

WRC Monte Carlo: Tänak in third after five stages - ERR News

The World Rally Championship (WRC) season began on Thursday with a round in Monte Carlo. Estonian pair Ott Tänak/Martin Järveoja (Hyundai) took both of the stages on the opening day, but has dropped down to third (+25.3 seconds) after the first seven stages of the rally event.

via news.err.ee01/22/2021

Defense ministry in fear of defense costs decreasing due to COVID-19 - ERR News

Ministry of Defense representatives fear the recession stemming from the coronavirus crisis could begin to damage Estonia's defense capabilities if the rate of defense costs in the country's gross domestic product (GDP) dips below the current rate of 2 percent.


via news.err.ee01/16/2021

Minister: Pfizer supply cuts mean COVID-19 vaccination rate will slow down - ERR News

News that biotech firm Pfizer/BioNTech, manufacturer of the first coronavirus vaccine to reach Estonia, is halving its supplies of doses in the near future means that the pace of inoculations in Estonia will also slow down, social affairs minister Tanel Kiik (Center) said Friday evening.

via schengenvisainfo01/15/2021

Estonia: Travellers From Iceland, Greece & Finland Won't Face Any Entry Restrictions as of January 15 - SchengenVisaInfo.com

Travellers reaching Estonia from Iceland, Greece and Finland from January 15 and on, who haven’t been to any other country in the 14 days before travelling to Estonia, will be able to enter without facing any restrictions. The change in entry measures for travellers from these three countries has taken place after the government increased […]

via kimatv01/15/2021

At a glance: Europe's coronavirus curfews and lockdowns - KIMA CBS 29

PARIS (AP) — Across Europe and beyond, countries have a patchwork of curfews and lockdowns of varying strictness to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Here, at a glance, are the measures in place in the European Union's 27 member nations and some neighboring countries: Austria: In a third lockdown. Leaving home only allowed for work, medical visits, exercise, groceries. No overnight curfew. Belgium: 10 p. m. to 6 a. m. curfew in French-speaking regions; midnight to 5 a. m.

via news.err.ee01/23/2021

WRC Monte Carlo: Tänak down to fifth after double puncture - ERR News

The inaugural 2021 World Rally Championship (WRC) season began Thursday in Monte Carlo. The Estonian duo of Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja (Hyundai) are now in fifth place after two punctures Saturday cost them time, ERR's sports portal reports. This followed a strong start on the opening day, Thursday.

via metro.us01/22/2021

“Delays cost lives”: Baltic states seek swift EU approval for AstraZeneca vaccine - Metro US

<div class="at-above-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.metro.us/delays-cost-lives-baltic/"></div>VILNIUS (Reuters) – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have joined other European Union members in calling for the bloc’s drugs regulator to move quickly in approving AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine. The European Medicines Agency said last week it would review the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Britain’s Oxford University this month under an accelerated timeline. The prime […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.metro.us/delays-cost-lives-baltic/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-recommended addthis_tool" ></div><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->


via news.err.ee01/20/2021

Hospital boss caught offering Rotary Club preferential coronavirus vaccines - ERR News

The head of Valga Hospital in South Estonia has been trying to give preferential treatment to members of international ethical and humanitarian service organization Rotary International in administering coronavirus vaccines at the hospital he manages. The Tartu branch of Rotary International, known informally as the Rotary Club refused his approach, which comprised vaccinations sufficient for around a dozen potential individuals, Baltic News Service reports.

via news.err.ee01/17/2021

'Samost ja Sildam': EKRE looking at long stay in the opposition - ERR News

The government of the Center Party, Conservative People's Party (EKRE) and Isamaa that ended when Jüri Ratas resigned [on Tuesday] could be the last one for the national conservatives for a long time to come, journalists Anvar Samost and Toomas Sildam found on Vikerraadio's "Samost ja Sildam" talk show Sunday.

via urdupoint01/15/2021

Cut in Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries in EU 'Bad News' - Estonian Minister - UrduPoint News

Pfizers announcement of a temporal reduction in the deliveries of its COVID-19 vaccine to European countries, including Estonia, is bad news, Estonian Minister of Social Affairs Tanel Kiik said on Friday.Earlier in the day, the US pharmaceutical company said that it would temporarily cut shipment ..

via komonews01/15/2021

At a glance: Europe's coronavirus curfews and lockdowns - KOMO News

PARIS (AP) &mdash; Across Europe and beyond, countries have a patchwork of curfews and lockdowns of varying strictness to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Here, at a glance, are the measures in place in the European Union's 27 member nations and some neighboring countries: Austria: In a third lockdown. Leaving home only allowed for work, medical visits, exercise, groceries. No overnight curfew. Belgium: 10 p. m. to 6 a. m. curfew in French-speaking regions; midnight to 5 a. m.

via krcrtv01/15/2021

At a glance: Europe's coronavirus curfews and lockdowns - KRCRTV.COM

PARIS (AP) &mdash; Across Europe and beyond, countries have a patchwork of curfews and lockdowns of varying strictness to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Here, at a glance, are the measures in place in the European Union's 27 member nations and some neighboring countries: Austria: In a third lockdown. Leaving home only allowed for work, medical visits, exercise, groceries. No overnight curfew. Belgium: 10 p. m. to 6 a. m. curfew in French-speaking regions; midnight to 5 a. m.


via news.err.ee01/22/2021

Estonia's cut of EU recovery fund decreased by €130 million - ERR News

The European Commission announced in December that as Estonia's economy is doing fairly well, the country would not receive the full €1.1 billion it was promised from the European Union's COVID-19 recovery fund. The final amount will become clear by mid-2022, but Estonia's part of the fund was decreased by €130 million for now.

via news.err.ee01/22/2021

Finnish dailies: Border may close to all bar key foreign workers next week - ERR News

Finland's interior ministry plans to close the country's borders to all but the most essential foreign workers, Finnish media reports, as a safeguard against more virulent strains of the coronavirus finding their way into the country, including those reported in the media as being identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

via news.err.ee01/18/2021

Snowfall has opened ski trails around Estonia - ERR News

Recent weather conditions have led to there being a solid enough winter for skiing in Estonia. As a result, many ski trails are now open and conditioned for people to go cross-country skiing but people should still follow rules - both for the coronavirus and for general politeness.

via news.err.ee01/16/2021

Government-ordered poll: Two-thirds of populace would get COVID-19 vaccine - ERR News

A government-requested survey says the government has generally done well with its coronavirus measures, with most respondents saying they are well informed enough about the measures, and nearly two thirds saying they would take a coronavirus vaccine once one were available to them.

via schengenvisainfo01/15/2021

Estonia: Travellers From Iceland, Greece & Finland Won't Face Any Entry Restrictions as of January 15 - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.com

Travellers reaching Estonia from Iceland, Greece and Finland from January 15 and on, who haven’t been to any other country in the 14 days before travelling to Estonia, will be able to enter without facing any restrictions. The change in entry measures for travellers from these three countries has taken place after the government increased […]

via ktxs01/15/2021

At a glance: Europe's coronavirus curfews and lockdowns - KTXS

PARIS (AP) &mdash; Across Europe and beyond, countries have a patchwork of curfews and lockdowns of varying strictness to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Here, at a glance, are the measures in place in the European Union's 27 member nations and some neighboring countries: Austria: In a third lockdown. Leaving home only allowed for work, medical visits, exercise, groceries. No overnight curfew. Belgium: 10 p. m. to 6 a. m. curfew in French-speaking regions; midnight to 5 a. m.