Economy
Latvia's travel 'red list' remains unchanged
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) revised its weekly data November 20 on countries upon arrival from which self-isolation must be observed, but again advised against traveling.
French railway professional joins Rail Baltica project
The Rail Baltica infrastructure project has announced the recruitment of French railway professional Marc-Philippe El Beze to the role of Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and member of the Management Board of RB Rail AS. 
Large household stores may not open on weekends
The Saeima on November 19 supported amendments previously adopted by the government, which prohibits large household and DIY stores, as well as those located in malls, from opening on weekends and holidays.
Third quarter unemployment rate was 8.4%
Results of the Labour Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the third quarter of 2020 Latvia's unemployment rate stood at 8.4 %. 
Latvian scientists study new UV lamps for disinfection
Latvian University (LU) Researcher Edgars Butanovs together with Latvian and Swedish colleagues is working with gallium oxide, which is currently one of the most studied materials in the world, Latvian Television reported November 15.
No changes to Latvia's travel advice "red list"
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) revised its weekly data November 13 but repeated its advice not to travel abroad, and self-isolation must still be observed by arrivals from all countries where the 14-day cumulative incidence rate exceeds 50 per 100 000 inhabitants.
Survey: Two-thirds of consumers favor local goods
Research conducted by retailer Maxima suggests that around two-thirds of shoppers think of choosing local products in order to support local producers -- but that the number who actually do so is considerably lower.

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