Posts published in Day: April 26, 2021

Latvia hit vaccination record last week

Monday, April 26, 2021

Latvia achieved the highest pace of vaccination so far against Covid-19 last week, hitting a record for the second week in a row, according to data from the National Health Service (NVD), LETA reported April 26. Last week, 33,860 people received their first jab against Covid-19 and the second dose was received by 9,950, with an average of 6,300 people per day being vaccinated. The single-day record was also broken, almost 10,000…

Latvia: no railway, no NATO

By Viktors Domburs on Monday, April 26, 2021

According to Latvian Foreign Ministry, the arrival of the multinational Allied battlegroup in Latvia in June 2017 concluded the deployment of forces under NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltic States and Poland, thereby implementing the decisions made at the Wales and Warsaw Summits. Canada is the framework nation for the battalion-size NATO battlegroup deployed to Latvia, with Albania, Czech Republic, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain as contributing…

Barter shops gain popularity in Latvia

Monday, April 26, 2021

Last week, two new item exchange sites or barter shops were opened in Rīga, where people can leave unnecessary clothes, books and household items and take what others have left, Latvian Radio reported April 25. The first barter shop –  Brīvbode – in Rīga was opened two and a half years ago on Turgeņeva Street near the Central Market. Last week, branches expanded to Āgenskalns and Čiekurkalns. The shops are open a…