New restrictions come into force today, designed to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in Latvia.
Voluntary application for COVID-19 testing has been stopped, the Ministry of Health told Latvian Television October 23.
On October 23 Latvia recorded 250 new cases of COVID-19, the largest daily total yet recorded since the start of the pandemic, according to the Disease Prevention and Contol Center (SPKC)
While the weather is still relatively warm but the COVID-19 incidence rates are unfortunately going up, your best bet is going outside. Here are some tips to enjoy the weekend outdoors.
As of Monday, COVID-19 tests will be free only with a referral. It is not money and reagents that is lacking - it is the capacity of laboratories and employees, Latvian Television reported October 23.
The Latvian Foreign Ministry has published a series of videos on its YouTube channel warning against the dangers of a sham marriages, labor exploitation and sexual exploitation.
The Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) has another online discussion available to view.
On October 22 Latvia recorded 161 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,958. There were also two more deaths, both victims being in the 80 to 95 age bracket.
Starting next Monday, state-paid COVID-19 testing will only be available for those with a doctor's referral, Latvian Television reported October 21.
On October 21 Latvia recorded its joint-highest daily total of new coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.
Around two tonnes of young pike are being released into Lake Jugla on the outskirts of Rīga October 21 to re-stock the waters.
The Ministry of Health intends to change the COVID-19 testing procedures, said Antra Valdmane, director of the Health Ministry's Healthcare Department, on Latvian Television October 21.
Eyewitness reports broke out Tuesday October 20 morning that a rather large individual was running along train tracks on the railway bridge in the center of Rīga.
In future, if a person does not wear a mask in public places where it is mandatory, he/she may be fined up to 50 euros, according to the amendments to the law adopted by the government on October 20.
Everyone who didn't manage to watch the discussion festival LAMPA live in September now has the chance to do so online, organizers said October 20.
115 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths were recorded in Latvia October 20, taking the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,609.
Rita Eglīte, a Valmiera inhabitant, recently published a video on Facebook urging people to treat the novel coronavirus COVID-19 seriously. She related the circumstances of her catching the disease and her path to convalescence. Despite her good intentions, the post sparked controversy, with some doubting both the integrity of her story and the severity of the virus.
The European Commission has come up with a new, unified system to control the spread of coronavirus in the European Union EC said October 19.
The Ministry of Justice (TM) has prepared amendments to the law, which requires the police to impose a warning or a fine of up to €50 on residents for not using mouth and nose covers in public places, the Deputy Secretary of State of TM, Laila Medina, told LETA October 19.
If Latvia's COVID-19 cumulative incidence rate goes down to 50 per 100,000 inhabitants, there will be no more extra restrictions introduced, Health Minister Ilze Viņķele told Latvian Television October 20.
The largest number of COVID-19 cases recorded in one week since the start of the pandemic occurred last week, Jurijs Perevoščikovs, epidemiologist at the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC), said in a media briefing on Monday, October 19.
Data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on October 19 show that in the nine months of this year there were 8,694 marriages registered in Latvia, which is 1,865 marriages fewer, or 18 % less than in the corresponding period of 2019.
Some students haven't received the government-promised increased stipends, Latvian Radio reported October 19.
44 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Latvia October 19, taking the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,494.
Failure to comply with anti-COVID restrictions has led to major outbreaks and catastrophic situations within a month in some countries, epidemiologist Uga Dumpis told Latvian Television October 19.
Medics are facing burnout as the amount of work grows, so there is need for public support at this time, Liene Cipule, head of the Emergency Medical Service (NMPD), said in an interview to Latvian Radio October 19.
58 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Latvia October 18, taking the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,450.
Latvia recorded a record number of new COVID-19 cases for a second day in a row on October 17.
The Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) has posted a new online video as part of a series of online discussions.