Posts published in Day: May 8, 2021

Collect your parcels today, Latvian Post implres public

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Given the large number of shipments accumulated in mail departments, Latvian Postal service Latvijas Pasts invites customers to collect their parcels on Saturday, May 8, LP told Latvian Radio. In order to provide the service, as many employees as possible will be directed to issuing consignments on Saturday.  The volume of incoming shipments in some of the busiest post offices currently exceeds even the number of Christmas shipments. Shipments accumulate, delaying the…

Saturday brings 786 new Covid-19 cases

Saturday, May 8, 2021

On Saturday, May 8, Latvia recorded 786 new cases of Covid-19 infection. The new cases of Covid-19 were registered during the previous 24 hours, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 123,331. Of 18,694 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 4.2% were positive, down on the 5.6% rate the day before but just above the 4% rate that is regarded…

First day of outdoor catering was calm, police say

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Police did not identify any serious breaches on the first day of opening summer terraces of restaurants, Latvian Radio reported May 8. As of May 7, outdoor terraces of cafes and restaurants  are allowed   to host guests while observing epidemiological safety requirements set by the state, including gathering limits and restricted working hours. On Friday, many people  were happy   to take the opportunity to dine in. Municipal Police…

Former Tallinn prison site sale finally to go ahead from start of 2022

Saturday, May 8, 2021

The sale of a former prison in Tallinn will take place in early 2022, around three years after the decision was made to sell off the property. The delays were mainly caused by the cleaning up of fuel oil pollution, as well as demolition work and analysis of any new construction work which might be needed at the location. Mariliis Sepper, spokesperson for the state real estate firm, the RKAS,…

Health Board: 348 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours, one death

Saturday, May 8, 2021

348 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Estonia in the past 24 hours, the Health Board (Terviseamet) reports. One death relating to the virus was reported during that time. Estonia’s new 14-day coronavirus rate per 100,000 people stands at 354 (compared with 357.2 on Friday), while the proportion of positive test results from primary coronavirus tests conducted over the same period stands at 7.9 percent, the Health Board says.…

Collect your parcels today, Latvian Post invites

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Given the large number of shipments accumulated in mail departments, Latvian Postal service Latvijas Pasts invites customers to collect their parcels on Saturday, May 8, LP told Latvian Radio. In order to provide the service, as many employees as possible will be directed to issuing consignments on Saturday.  The volume of incoming shipments in some of the busiest post offices currently exceeds even the number of Christmas shipments, when it traditionally doubles…

Covid incidence still growing among young

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Latvia’s Covid-19 incidence has risen by 11.4 percent from last week and by 35.5 percent since the beginning of April, the LETA newswire was told at the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) May 7. The number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals in the past seven days has been at 656 on average, while the number of patients with severe symptoms has risen by 2.4 percent. Covid-19 incidence continues…

2027 Capital of culture candidates: Liepāja

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Rīga’s stint as European Capital of Culture back in 2014 was a tremendous opportunity for the capital to flaunt its creativity, beauty and vitality. In 2027, another Latvian city will be given this honour, and no fewer than nine regional centers have thrown their hats into the ring. In the lead up to the big decision in June, Riga-based journalist and tour guide Philip Birzulis examines the cultural credentials of each…

Ryanair adding two routes to Sweden, Denmark in fall

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Irish budget airline Ryanair is to start flying between Tallinn and both Sweden and Denmark in the autumn. Ryanair is to fly to Stockholm Arlanda three times per week, and to Billund, Denmark twice a week, from November. According to the company’s website, the flights to Arland start November 1 and fly Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, both ways, while the Billund return flights will start on the last day of…

Arrivals from ten European countries quarantine-free from Monday, May 10

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Three more countries have been added to the list of those states whose arrivals in Estonia do not need to self-quarantine from Monday, bringing the total to ten. Romania, San Marino and Slovakia are the new additions. From Monday, May 10, the restriction of movement does not apply to passengers arriving from Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia and the U.K., since these countries have 14-day…