Health
Latvian scientists on claimed Russian COVID-19 vaccine
On Tuesday, August 11, Russia was first to announce a registered vaccine against COVID-19, to be distributed in September already. Latvian Radio spoke to a few experts August 12 who were not quite as convinced of the efficacy of the vaccine.
Five million euros allocated to healthcare in Latvia
On Tuesday, the Cabinet supported EUR 2.94 million in grants to the health sector in order to cover the costs of diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19, as well as EUR 2.05 million, to provide supplies of medicinal products to medical treatment institutions, Health Ministry spokeswoman Anna Strapcāne said August 11.
Three more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia
Following a day with no new cases of COVID-19 in Latvia on August 10, the total rose again August 11 with three new cases confirmed. Now the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 1,293 on Tuesday.
Seven new cases of COVID-19 in Latvia
Seven new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Latvia on August 8, with the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,288 on Saturday.
Compulsory quarantine country list extended in Latvia
Latvia's Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) has revised and extended its list of countries, arrivals from which will be required to undergo 14 days of self-isolation. This includes transit passengers.
Eighteen cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia
18 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Latvia on August 6, with the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,275 on Thursday. No deaths were recorded, with the fatality toll standing at 32.
Health Inspection reveals quality risks in hospitals
The existing hospital work system poses risks to the quality of care. This is one of the conclusions following an assessment of hospitals conducted by the Health Inspection, Ministry of Health (VM) said August 5.
Health Minister: relaxed restrictions likely in Latvia
The government is continuing to gradually relax COVID-19 restrictions, particularly in the catering sector, as well as preparing scenarios depending on how the new school year goes, Health Minister Ilze Viņķele (Development/For!) told Latvian Radio August 3.
COVID-19 case total increases by four
Officials in Latvia said they had registered four new cases of COVID-19 on July 29, with the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,224 as a result on Wednesday. 
August 1 brings 1 meter seat distancing
Visitors to cultural venues will have to follow one-meter distance rule when they are in fixed, designated seats, said representatives of the Ministry of Culture July 28.