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Monday brings 40 new Covid cases
On Monday, June 21, Latvia recorded 40 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
Three detained at anti-masker gathering
On Sunday, June 20, in Mārupe municipality, an illegal event took place with the participation of dozens of people - opponents of vaccines and masks. The State Police (VP) has launched three administrative proceedings, Latvian Television reported.
74 new Covid-19 cases Sunday
On Sunday, June 20, Latvia recorded 74 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
Health Minister against compulsory vaccination
Despite the fact that there have been talks about possible mandatory vaccination against Covid-19 in some professional sectors, the Minister for Health Daniels Pavļuts is against this approach, Pavļuts told Latvian Television June 18.
Dumpis: summer should be used to prepare for autumn
Summer should be used to get ready for autumn, and Latvia needs to significantly increase vaccination pace against Covid-19, said Riga Stradins hospital infectologist, professor Uga Dumpis, in an interview with Latvian Television June 17.
141 new Covid cases in Latvia
On Thursday, June 17, Latvia recorded 141 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
Rīga to create 20 urban meadows
This autumn, natural meadows will be created in 20 places in Rīga as part of the Latvian Fund for Nature (LDF) and Riga City Council project “City meadow”, LDF spokeswoman Liene Brizga-Kalniņa said June 17.
Digital Covid-19 certificate questions answered
The Covid-19 digital certificate, which can be used to attend public events, travel freely and use other services, has been active in Latvia for more than two weeks. During that period Latvian Television has received a number of viewers' questions about it and has produced this guide as a result.
Face masks will no longer be mandatory outdoors
Given that the spread of Covid-19 is declining, the government on Tuesday, June 15, supported a proposal by the Ministry of Health (VM) to remove the requirements for the use of mouth and nose covers in outdoor areas where there is an intensive flow of people.
Increase of 'Indian' Covid-19 variant a coninuing cause for concern
The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) continues to monitor the situation with the spread of the worrying 'Indian' strain of Covid-19, and during the last week identified small clusters at two companies involving that variant, SPKC expert Jurijs Perevoščikovs told the Latvian cabinet Tuesday, reports LSM's Latvian language service.
Covid-19 verification app made available
Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts announced June 15 that Latvia's digital Covid-19 status certificate is now integrated with apps available at popular app stores.
Tonnes of illegally imported waste returned to sender
The State Environmental Service (VVD) in collaboration with the responsible authorities in the United Kingdom have succeeded in returning 180 tonnes of waste illegally imported to Latvia last June to the sender country, the UK, VVD said June 15.
Newly planted trees half-dead due to Rīga's salty streets
Last year, 120 trees were planted along the Krasta Street in Rīga, between Salu bridge and Dienvidu bridge. Now they are rather sad-looking, and the culprit is none other than the salt used in winter to prevent slipping, Latvian Television broadcast 4. studija reported June 13.

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