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Tortoise weigh-in at Riga Zoo
Thursday, August 13, Riga Zoo will have the annual great tortoise weigh-in, said Zoo representative Māris Lielkalns.
Latvian scientists on claimed Russian COVID-19 vaccine
On Tuesday, August 11, Russia was first to announce a registered vaccine against COVID-19, to be distributed in September already. Latvian Radio spoke to a few experts August 12 who were not quite as convinced of the efficacy of the vaccine.
Campaign launched to help Belarusians resisting tyranny
A voluntary movement that until now has been working to help tackle the coronavirus in Latvia has launched a new initiaitve to help people currently suffering under the oppressive regime of Alexander Lukashenko in neighboring Belarus.
More wild animals roam the city streets
Wild animals can be seen more and more frequently in the cities of Latvia. Experts say it is no surprise - the conditions are favorable for wildlife, reported Vidzeme Television on August 11.
Five million euros allocated to healthcare in Latvia
On Tuesday, the Cabinet supported EUR 2.94 million in grants to the health sector in order to cover the costs of diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19, as well as EUR 2.05 million, to provide supplies of medicinal products to medical treatment institutions, Health Ministry spokeswoman Anna Strapcāne said August 11.
Experts: green energy production in Latvia very feasible
How about creating energy while pedaling a bike? How can one build and install a solar collector, panels, and how to install them? Experts from Smiltene region shared experience and knowledge about alternative energy solutions in households, Vidzeme Regional Television reported August 10.
Three more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia
Following a day with no new cases of COVID-19 in Latvia on August 10, the total rose again August 11 with three new cases confirmed. Now the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 1,293 on Tuesday.
New study year brings uncertainty to universities
How is it planned to organize studies at higher education institutions? Riga Stradiņš University (RSU) and Daugavpils University spoke to Latvian Television August 8 about the new study order. 
Poll: Rigans expect road repairs from the new Council
Three weeks remain until the Riga City Council elections. What are the residents expecting most from the next Riga government? Sociologists searched for the answer in a survey conducted by research centre SKDS together with the portal LSM.lv and Latvian Television, LTV reported August 8.
Seven new cases of COVID-19 in Latvia
Seven new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Latvia on August 8, with the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,288 on Saturday.
Compulsory quarantine country list extended in Latvia
Latvia's Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) has revised and extended its list of countries, arrivals from which will be required to undergo 14 days of self-isolation. This includes transit passengers.
Eighteen cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia
18 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Latvia on August 6, with the total number since the start of the pandemic rising to 1,275 on Thursday. No deaths were recorded, with the fatality toll standing at 32.
Larger schools unlikely to operate fully on-site
In the larger schools of Latvia, it is unlikely that full on-site learning will start in September, say principals. Options differ but all agree that some remote learning would be involved, Latvian Radio reported August 5.