Posts published in Day: February 13, 2021

MEPs raise safety concerns over a new nuclear plant in Belarus

Saturday, February 13, 2021

MEPs have called for the commercial launch of a new nuclear power plant in Belarus to be suspended amid safety concerns. Russia’s state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, which built the plant, has rejected claims the Astravets facility is unsafe, saying the design conforms to the highest international standards. It began producing electricity in November 2020 but did so before satisfying outstanding safety concerns, claim MEPs. They voted by 642 to 29…

Association: making port authorities into state owned companies is absurd

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Port companies are completely against the port reform in the form proposed by Latvia’s Transport Ministry, says Liepaja Special Economic Zone (SEZ) company Terrabalt board chairman Āris Ozoliņš. He explains the plan to make Riga and Ventspils freeport authority, as well as Liepaja SEZ authority into state owned companies is absurd, because the objective of companies is making money. «This much was stressed by the transport minister at many meetings.…

Latest COVID-19 cases in Baltics. 808 in Latvia, 468 in Lithuania, 717 in Estonia

Saturday, February 13, 2021

A total of 808 new COVID-19 cases were uncovered in Latvia in the last 24 hours, increasing the total number of confirmed cases to 75 509. The latest public data for Estonia reports 50 993 confirmed coronavirus patients. 717 new patients were registered in the past day. Estonia reports 486 deaths caused by the virus. The latest data from Lithuania reports 189 665 confirmed coronavirus cases with an increase 468…

Over 93 000 people have signed up for vaccination in Latvia

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Altogether, around 93,000 people have applied for Covid-19 vaccination voluntarily, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts told Latvian Television February 12. Voluntary signup for the jab against Covid-19 began a week ago on the    portal manavakcina.lv.   On Wednesday, the signup  phone line 8989   also began working. Around 20,000 of the people who have signed up are seniors over the age of 60, said Pavļuts. He pointed out that seniors also…