Posts published in Day: April 16, 2021

Some 71 per cent of Lithuanians want a business, but Covid-19 has caused doubts

Friday, April 16, 2021

Lithuanians are among the leaders in Europe in terms of the number of people who want to have a business as many as 71 per cent, AGER 2020 (Amway Global Entrepreneurship report) shows. However, the optimism that has been growing for many years has diminished due to the pandemic. “The uncertainty and insecurity brought because of COVID-19 has undermined people’s confidence and, at the same time, their desire to do…

Covid-19 case total increases by 612 in Latvia

Friday, April 16, 2021

On Friday, April 16, Latvia recorded 612 new cases of Covid-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 110,343. Of 16,373 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 3.7%  were positive, exactly the same as the proportion the day before. 4% is regarded as the threshold at which the virus is spreading in an uncontrolled manner. The 14-day cumulative infection rate…

Latvia will get extra 210 000 Pfizer vaccines

Friday, April 16, 2021

By the end of the summer, Latvia will receive an additional 210 thousand doses of BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19, the Ministry of Health said April 15. The additional vaccines, which are expected to start being delivered in the last week of April, will come to Latvia from a total of 50 million doses of BioNTech/Pfizer vaccines, which will be supplied by the manufacturer to the European Union (EU) in addition to…

airBaltic lost EUR 256 million last year

Friday, April 16, 2021

In view of the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Latvian airline airBaltic ended the year 2020 with a drop in revenue of 72% and a loss of €256 million, according to information from the airline April 15. Last year, airBaltic’s revenue was EUR 143 million, which is 72% less than a year ago. As a result of the crisis, the group worked on losses of €265 million. In 2020,…

Latvia: Next priority group will start getting jabs April 20

Friday, April 16, 2021

On Tuesday, April 20, the next priority group will start getting vaccines, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts told Latvian Television April 16. The next groups eligible for vaccines are all teachers, the National Armed Forces, internal affairs staff and first response personnel, rescue services. Pavļuts said that as of April 20, all employees of educational establishments would be able to receive the vaccine, not only those currently working in close contact with…

Estonia: Alexela gas prices rise by €0.045 per liter

Friday, April 16, 2021

Gasoline prices at filling stations in Estonia have risen again, at least at those run by fuel retailer Alexela. 95-octane gas now costs €1.399 per liter at pump with Alexela, up from €1.354 on Wednesday, while 98-octane gas has risen by the same level, to €1.499 per liter. Prices at competing filling stations have not always risen, however, ERR reports. At Neste automated filling stations, prices remain the same. Diesel…

Baltic States reaffirm support for Ukraine

Friday, April 16, 2021

The Baltic States are concerned about the noted build-up of the Russian armed forces near the Ukraine border and in the Crimean Peninsula, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the three Baltic States said April 15 during a joint working visit to Kyiv. The Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian ministers agreed that such actions by Russia are significantly increasing the threat to security in the region and could potentially trigger a further escalation of…

Rīga bus stops lose roofs; replacement yet to be bought

Friday, April 16, 2021

The enterprise owning part of shelters at public transport stops in Rīga has started removing them, and the City Council has no replacement shelters yet, Latvian Radio reported April 16. Environmental advertising company “JCDecaux Latvija” which owns around a hundred shelters at Rīga public transport bus stops has begun to remove them after the contract expired. Currently around ten have been removed, but there are around 100 in total. But it turns…

Headache, elevated blood pressure, arrhythmia – SURVEY RESULTS

By Arthur Firstenberg on Friday, April 16, 2021

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, almost everyone I spoke with, both here in Santa Fe and elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, said they were not feeling well and had not slept well the previous night. Since that was my experience as well, I began to ask for details and started taking notes. The stories were consistent and shocking. By the next day it was obvious to me that something…