Posts published in Day: January 9, 2021

Covid-19 case total in Latvia increases by more than 1,100 Saturday

Saturday, January 9, 2021

January 9 saw the number of Covid-19 infections detected in Latvia staying fairly steady with 1,170 new cases confirmed during the last 24 hours, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The highest daily total so far remains December 31, when 1,861 new infections were confirmed, while Thursday brought 1,374 new cases and Friday 1,237 cases. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 48,952. Of 11,338 tests carried out…

Lithuanian in Moscow: people are suspicious of Russian vaccine

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Russia was the first country to approve its Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use. But local people are suspicious of it, says a Lithuanian living in Moscow. Sandra Fleisher has been living in Moscow for 10 years. Concerned about safety, she is in no hurry to get a jab of the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine. “I would not be against getting vaccinated with a local vaccine if it was of high…

Latvia decides to buy 1.4 million additional doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Following the agreement reached between the European Commission (EC) and pharmaceutical companies on the supply of additional doses of BioNTech/Pfier Covid-19 vaccine, Latvia has decided to purchase up to 1.4 million doses, reports LSM’s Latvian language service. The decision was announced on Friday, January 8, by Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, and coincided with Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts’ first day in his new job. An agreement had previously been reached for the delivery of fewer than 200,000…

Business environment significantly worsened in December

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Data of business tendency surveys published January 8 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in December 2020 business confidence indicators dropped in all sectors. Confidence indicators dropped slightly in construction and industry, but in retail trade and services sector there was a significant drop. According to LSM, business confidence indicators characterize general situation in the sector, and they are acquired by carrying out business surveys in industry, construction, retail trade…