Posts published in Day: July 31, 2021

Madis Kimmel appointed Raadio Kuku editor-in-chief

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Madis Kimmel has been appointed editor-in-chief of commercial radio station Raadio Kuku, replacing Ainar Ruusaar, who will stay on as managing editor. Priit Vare, head of radio at parent company Duo Media Networks, said: “Ainar and Madis share a similar vision for Kuku’s future, hence why we are certain that under their joint leadership, the channel will notably expand its audience as early this fall, when a new program schedule…

Saturday brings 64 new Covid-19 cases

Saturday, July 31, 2021

On Saturday, July 31, Latvia reported 64 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 138,863.  Of 11,303 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.6% were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 37.6 Friday to 38.9 Saturday. No Covid-related deaths were confirmed, so the death toll since the start…

Ukrainian-owned defence firm to sue Lithuania

Saturday, July 31, 2021

The Ukrainian owners of the Lithuanian-based producer of air defence systems LiTak-Tak has complained about government sanctions, threatening to turn to international arbitration. LiTak-Tak, which is indirectly owned by Valeriy Boguslavskiy and Sergiy Perevarov, saw its operations ground to a complete halt last October after the Lithuanian government said the company did not meet national security interests, quoting a special governmental commission vetting strategic deals. LiTak-Tak estimates that it lost…

Moderna vaccine introduced for teen vaccinations

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Latvia has started vaccination of 12-17 year old minors against Covid-19 with Moderna vaccine, the National Health Service reported July 30 So far, only Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been used for vaccination of teenagers. On July 20, the State Agency of Medicines reported that the European Medicines Agency has approved use of Moderna vaccines for 12-17 year old children. The vaccine has been studied on 3,732 teenagers. Until July 31, 16 percent of teenagers aged 12-15,…