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Hundreds line up for a Covid jab in Rīga
On the morning of Friday April 16, even before the start of the work of the mass vaccination center in Riga on Krasta Street, more than 100 people were starting to line up for a jab against Covid-19, according to eyewitnesses' accounts.
Infectologist Dumpis: little hope for a midsummer party
It is unlikely that the first half of the summer, including the Jāņi (Midsummer) festival there will be much cause for rejoicing and mass gathering, Uga Dumpis, chief infectologist of the Ministry of Health, told Latvian Television April 15.
69 more naturalize as Latvian citizens
On Tuesday, April 13, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the granting of Latvian citizenship by naturalization to 69 more people, the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (PMLP) confirmed.
Ban on lynx hunt to be debated in Saeima
In the next meeting, the Saeima will consider a proposal signed by by 11,376 Latvian residents to ban lynx hunting in Latvia, according to Saeima press service April 15.
Burned-out car likely linked to killing of soccer agent
On the morning of Thursday, April 15, a burned-out car was found in the wooded Mežaparks district of Rīga, which is most likely related to the murder of soccer agent Romāns Bezzubovs in Purvciems the previous morning. 
Tree felling banned until end of June
From Thursday, April 15, until June 30, the annual ban period has been established throughout Latvia, during which felling of trees growing outside the forest is prohibited.
Rīga Technical University will print 3D concrete
Riga Technical University (RTU) has set up its own 3D concrete printing laboratory, producing a special printer on site in the faculty itself, Māris Šinka, lead researcher of the engineering faculty, told Latvian Television April 14.
Aggression on the rise near Covid-19 test points
Anger and aggression are increasingly present near Covid-19 testing points, and State Police are even investigating a case of a courier being beaten severely near one facility, Latvian Television reported April 13.
How much does Latvia spend on vaccine purchases?
The prices of vaccines against Covid-19 for which they are purchased by Latvia range from EUR 1.78 to EUR 26.21 per dose, according to a presentation prepared by the Ministry of Health to the Saeima Public Expenses and Audit Committee April 13.
NATO STRATCOMCOE targets 'vaccine wars'
The Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) returns April 14 with an exciting-sounding discussion of what it calls 'COVID-19 vaccine wars'.
Ten plants to eat and drink in April
Time has come to combine walks with spring harvest. Not only is it a good way to boost immunity but also avoid a visit to the supermarket -- no need to buy packed lettuce, chef Ritvars Toms Logins told Latvian Radio 5 broadcast Piecas garšas. 

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