On Monday, June 21, Latvia recorded 40 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
Last week, the pace of vaccination against Covid-19 continued to decrease in Latvia, according to data from the National Health Service (NVD), LETA reported June 21.
If the population postpones having a vaccination during the summer, it will end with a lockdown, according to infectologist Uga Dumpis and member of the board of Rīga East Clinical University Hospital (RAKUS), Haralds Plaudis, Latvian Television reported June 19.
18 people were taken to hospitals Saturday and Sunday with signs of overheating, Ilze Bukša, spokeswoman for the Emergency Medical Service (NMPD) told Latvian Television June 20.
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.
On Sunday, June 20, Latvia recorded 74 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
On Saturday, June 19, Latvia recorded 84 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
From August 2 to August 7, the Baltic Pride 2021 will take place in Rīga, LETA reported June 18.
So far, half a million digital Covid-19 certificates have been created on the website covid19sertifikats.lv, the National Health Service (NVD) said June 18.
On Friday, June 18, Latvia recorded 108 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
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.
Since the start of the vaccination process, at least 30% of the population have received at least one shot against Covid-19, according to data from the National Health Service (NVD), LETA reported June 18.
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.
On Thursday, June 17, Latvia recorded 141 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
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.
Latvian President Egils Levits spoke via videolink June 16 at the opening of the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples, taking place in Tartu, Estonia, using the occasion to acknowledge the Livonian indigenous minority in Latvia and to pledge its protection.
More than a million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been used in Latvia since the start of the vaccination process, according to data from the National Health Service, LETA reported June 17.
The building on Merķeļa Street 8, where a tragic fire occurred at an illegal hostel at the end of April, has been fully taken out of utilization, while another 25 illegally operating hostels have been discovered in Rīga, the City Council told LSM's Latvian language service June 16.
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.
On Wednesday, June 16, Latvia recorded 156 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
On Tuesday, June 15, the Saeima adopted a new law regarding the release of a natural person from debt, as well as the related amendments to the law, the Saeima Press Service said.
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.
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.
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.
On Tuesday, June 15, Latvia recorded 143 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
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.
In Latvia, the number of patients with Covid-19 is alarming, and these patients are from risk groups who have had vaccines available for several months, said Stradiņš hospital infectologist, University of Latvia professor Uga Dumpis, in an interview on Latvian Television June 15.
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.