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596 new Covid-19 cases Thursday
On Thursday, September 16, Latvia recorded 596 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
Latvian largest landfill wants to double service costs
“Getlini EKO” Ltd, which provides municipal waste disposal services at the landfill site “Getliņi”, submitted the intention of the Public Service Regulator Commission (SPRK) to increase the municipal waste disposal tariff by 89,8-90.6%, Getliņi said September 15.
Latvia still one of EU's lowest spenders on R&D
Latvia is among the least supportive countries in the European Union when it comes to investing in Research and Development (R&D), according to new figures published by Eurostat September 15.
ECHR 'Interim measures' ruling on Belarus border revoked(update)
An interim ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding the provision of humanitarian aid to people attempting to enter Latvia from the Belarus border, has been revoked just hours before it was due to lapse in any case, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs indicated on social media.
125 groups of Rīga pupils quarantining due to Covid-19
Though the proportion of Covid-19 cases at schools compared to general population is small, the virus is spreading. There are at least 125 groups or forms of pupils quarantining in Rīga, Lavian Radio reported September 14.
Merger of universities planned in coming years
Within a year, changes will be proposed to reorganize three Latvian universities. The government on September 14 supported the Ministry of Education and Science's intention that a draft Cabinet order will be prepared and submitted for consideration by 1 September 2022.
Chewing tests planned for school screening
The saliva tests currently used in the testing of pupils Covid-19 are planned to be gradually replaced by chewing tests, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said at a press briefing September 13.
Lowest weekly vaccination pace in six months in Latvia
Only 30,337 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 last week, which is the lowest result since the end of March, when Latvia did not yet vaccinate the general population, according to data compiled by the National Health Service (NVD) September 13.
Latvia prepares to launch packaging deposit system
On February 1 next year, the deposit packaging system will be launched in Latvia. Latvian Radio spoke to the representative of the State Environmental Service (VVD) Laura Anteina September 13 about how the system will work.
419 new Covid-19 cases in Latvia Saturday
On Saturday, September 11, Latvia recorded 419 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), almost the same figure as the 490 cases on Thursday. 
Slight increase in number of pupils in Latvia
This year, the number of students who will acquire primary or general secondary education has increased to 217,500 or 0.7% more than last year, newswire LETA reported data of the Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) September 10.
489 Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths Friday(update)
On Friday, September 10, Latvia recorded 489 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), almost the same figure as the 490 cases on Thursday. 
No swimming near Pasta island in Jelgava
In Jelgava, the Postal Island (Pasta sala) swimming location has developed increased microbiological contamination and is therefore banned from use, the Health Inspectorate said September 10.

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