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LATVIA

108,355

Total Cases

2,002

Total Deaths

99,840

Total Recovered

6,513

Total Active Cases

+12

New Deaths

+537

New Cases


via bnn-news04/13/2021

Latvian Minister of Health muses about tightening restrictions again - bnn-news.com

Last week’s data on Covid-19 situation in Latvia reveals a surge of new infection cases. While previously there was a reduction observed, last week’s increase is about 7.1% when compared to the weak prior, according to Latvian Disease Prevention and Monitoring Centre (SPKC).

via .staffingindustry04/12/2021

World – OECD unemployment rate 1.4% above pre-pandemic levels - Staffing Industry Analysts

The unemployment rate in the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries declined in February 2021, to 6.7% from 6.8% in January 2021. However, this was 1.4% above the level observed in February 2020, before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the labour market.

via eng.lsm.lv04/12/2021

International delivery services busier than ever during pandemic - Eng.Lsm.lv

E-commerce is rapidly evolving during the Covid-19 pandemic. For shipping suppliers, the hottest working time is generally Christmas, but due to the limits imposed by Covid-19, shipment deliveries skyrocketed. What challenges are international deliverers facing? Latvian Radio spoke to service providers April 12.

via menafn04/10/2021

Latvia looks to promote further cooperation with Azerbaijan in education - MENAFN.COM

By Trend

Latvia is interested to promote further cooperation with Azerbaijan in education, Deputy Head of Latvian Mission in Azerbaijan Vija Buša told Trend.

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to note a growing interest of the Azerbaijani students to study in Latvian higher education institutions,


via ukrinform.net04/08/2021

Zhovkva, adviser to Latvian president discuss fight against COVID-19, security situation - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva and Foreign Affairs Adviser to the President of Latvia Solveiga Silkalna have discussed the fight against coronavirus, the security situation in eastern Ukraine and support for Ukraine's European integration. — Ukrinform.

via neweurope.eu04/08/2021

How real is the Russian threat to the Baltic States? - New Europe

During the events that unfolded in Georgia in 2008 and later in Ukraine in 2014, Russia has demonstrated great resolve in attaining geopolitical leverage by using brute force within manageable risks. Russian incursions into other countries have left the world in shock. Beyond the West's economic

via bnn-news04/07/2021

Government lets shops reopen again in Latvia; no luck for shopping malls though - bnn-news.com

7 April is the day when all shops, except for the ones in shopping malls, are permitted to once again open up for customers. Nevertheless, because of the pandemic they are still expected to adhere to strict epidemiological safety requirements, as noted by the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia.

via schengenvisainfo04/12/2021

Estonia Extends Requirement of Quarantine & Negative Test Results for All Travellers for Another Week - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.com

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that all persons entering Estonia from a European Union country placed on the high-risk COVID-19 list during the period April 12 – April 18, 2021, are required to undergo testing and remain self-isolated for ten days. The new measures entered into force on April 5, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. […]

via schengenvisainfo04/12/2021

Croatians & Italians Obliged to Quarantine Upon Arrival in Czechia - Danes Only Have to Test - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.com

The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Health has announced that Croatia citizens will have to fill in the arrival form and undergo a Coronavirus test before entering the territory, as Croatia has been added to the dark red category. Arrivals from this category will also have to quarantine for a period of five days when a […]


via bnn-news04/09/2021

Latvian ombudsman points out unfairness of restrictions imposed on beauty sector - bnn-news.com

Latvian Ombudsman Juris Jansons agrees with Competition Council that the epidemiological restrictions imposed on the beauty sector to prevent Covid-19 infection are unfair. He has reached out to Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš with a request to fix this situation.

via theautochannel04/08/2021

Travel Tech Company Sherpa˚ Launches Interactive Travel Reopening Map; Announces American Airlines as First Partner - The Auto Channel

Map Features Global Entry Requirements and COVID-19 Testing and Quarantine Rules for Stress-Free Travel TORONTO, April 8, 2021 - Leading travel tech company sherpa˚ powers the return to travel by expanding its product offering with their Travel Reopening Map. Travel providers and customers are eager to start traveling again—but what was once familiar is now complex due to the rapid pace of change in travel rules.

via bnn-news04/08/2021

Domina Shopping up in arms over Latvian government's latest decision - bnn-news.com

Latvian government’s decision to close down shops situated in shopping malls and prohibit customers from picking up online orders from shopping malls while also letting all other shops below the 7 000 m2 threshold to open up again is absurd and a mockery of the shopping mall industry, said Domina Shopping Director Dina Bunce in her publication.

via fpri.org04/07/2021

"Go with the Devil You Don't Know"? Latvians Still Believe in Economic Cooperation with China - Foreign Policy Research Institute

While COVID-19 has disrupted China's image in some European countries, the novel coronavirus pandemic has not undermined the perception of China as an economic powerhouse in Latvia. In a Europe-wide study mapping national public opinion on China in the age of COVID-19, conducted by CEIAS in late 2020, Latvian respondents named the virus only as the eighth topic of importance in Latvia in relation to China. This is in stark contrast with other surveyed European countries, where the pandemic was named the number one issue. The insignificant impact of COVID-19 on the perception of China among the Latvian population could be explained with the relatively low spread of the pandemic in Latvia during the months preceding the survey. Up to the second wave in October 2020, just a handful of diagnosed infections a day were reported — often less than 10. Indeed, the low numbers even led to an official Latvian public relations campaign marketing the country as "Ahead of the curve."

via bnn-news04/07/2021

Shops outside shopping malls may reopen again in Latvia - bnn-news.com

7 April is the day when all shops, except for the ones in shopping malls, are permitted to once again open up for customers. Nevertheless, because of the pandemic they are still expected to adhere to strict epidemiological safety requirements, as noted by the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia.


via eng.lsm.lv04/12/2021

More than a virus: pandemic and online security in the Baltic states - Eng.Lsm.lv

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only an impact on business and economy but also reshaped cyberspace. The increased use of digital technologies has become the “new normal“ in many organisations. This has created security blindspots for malicious actors that have set their sights also on the Baltics.

via schengenvisainfo04/10/2021

Slovenia Continues to Keep in Place its Border Restrictions Due to COVID-19 - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.com

Slovenia’s Ministry of Interior has announced that traffic-related measures imposed at the border will remain effective due to the current Coronavirus situation. However, there could be some changes applied, based on the epidemiological situation in other countries, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Due to the Coronavirus situation, authorities in Slovenia have narrowed down the list of countries the […]

via eng.lsm.lv04/09/2021

Rural tourism industry hopes for 'logical' government decisions - Eng.Lsm.lv

The rural tourism industry looks forward to 'logical government decisions' that would allow the industry to work in compliance with all the requirements needed to limit Covid-19, the head of the Rural Tourism Association, Asnāte Ziemele, told Latvian Radio April 9.

via menafn04/08/2021

Zhovkva, adviser to Latvian president discuss fight against COVID-19, security situation - MENAFN.COM

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva and Foreign Affairs Adviser to the President of Latvia Solveiga Silkalna have discussed the fight against coronavirus, the security situation in eastern Ukraine and support for Ukraine's European integration.

These issues were discussed during online consultations on Thursday, Ukrinform r

via eng.lsm.lv04/08/2021

How can you fly in the Covid-19 era? Interview with airBaltic's Martin Gauss - Eng.Lsm.lv

After several years of rapid growth, Latvian national airline airBaltic was brought back down to earth in 2020 by the Covid-19 crisis. It laid off staff and saw its routes and schedules cut back dramatically. Chairman and chief executive Martin Gauss spoke to LTV to review the situation and outline future strategy in a drastically changed aviation environment. You can watch the full interview above and read an edited version below.

via bnn-news04/07/2021

Estonian hotel businesses keep head above water with local guests, Finns and Latvians - bnn-news.com

During the low cross-border activity of foreign tourists amid the Covid-19 crisis, active domestic tourists help the Estonian accommodation industry stay in business. In February 2020, 99.5 thousand tourists spent 187,000 nights in Estonian accommodation establishments, official statistics showed. Statistics Estonia wrote in a press release on Wednesday, April 7, Helga Laurmaa, analyst at Statistics […]