Posts published in Day: September 10, 2021

Tallinn fuel prices still highest of Baltic capitals

Friday, September 10, 2021

Fuel prices in Tallinn continue to be the highest of the three Baltic capitals, according to a price comparison issued by retailer Circle K on Friday, ERR’s online news in Estonian reports. 95-octane gasoline, at €1.459 per liter at pump in Tallinn, is €0.14 dearer than in Vilnius, Lithuania and €0.132 more expensive than in Riga, Latvia.* With 98-octane gasoline, the gap is as high as €0.172 between Tallinn and…

Coronavirus in Lithuania

Friday, September 10, 2021

Lithuania has registered 922 new coronavirus infections and 10 deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours. The fatalities include a person in their 20s. A total of 4,655 people have died from Covid-19 in Lithuania so far, including 47 who were fully vaccinated. Lithuania’s 14-day coronavirus infection rate has risen to 349.4 cases per 100,000 people, with the share of positive tests for the past 7 days at 6.2…

More than 3000 people protest in Vilnius

Friday, September 10, 2021

Several thousand people gathered in Vilnius’ central Katedros Square on Friday for a rally. Police said more than 3,000 people had gathered on the square, but the number of participants was still growing. The Lithuanian Family Movement staged the rally to protest against the restrictions for those who do not have the national COVID-19 immunity certificate, as well as against an initiative to legitimize gender-neutral partnerships, and the Istanbul Convention.…

Some trains will have ‘Covid-safe’ cars from next week in Latvia

Friday, September 10, 2021

As of September 15, special cars are planned on individual train routes where only people with a valid Covid-19 certificate of vaccination, recovery or negative test will be allowed to board. In these cars, passengers and ticket controllers will not have to use the mouth and nose covers, nor will they have to comply with the limit on the number of passengers. The routes to and from Riga and Daugavpils, Kraslava and Rezekne…

Accelerated price growth causing state tenders to fail in Estonia

Friday, September 10, 2021

In the light of accelerated price growth in Estonia, the number of failed state tenders is already close to the record yearly number. With a third of the year still to go, the rate of tenders that fail is steadily moving toward a new record. “Data from the state procurement registry shows that the number of tenders that have ended without a contract in 2021 has significantly increased from the…

Exports and imports of services in Estonia

Friday, September 10, 2021

Estonia’s imports of services grew by 125 percent on year to the second quarter of 2021 (Q2 2021), while exports of services rose by 46 percent, state agency Statistics Estonia reports. Exports and imports of services together were worth €1.8 billion, the agency says, adding that pre-crisis levels have been re-attained. Statistics Estonia spokesperson Evelin Puura said: “The exceptions are travel and construction services: their supply has not yet recovered…

School testing will take place every 14 days in Latvia

Friday, September 10, 2021

Health Minister and Education and Science Minister agreed to switch to school testing once every 14 days. If the number of positive Covid-19 cases in society increases significantly, the frequency of testing may be revised again. The first weeks of testing have allowed for the commencement of on-site learning and the prevention of outbreaks in 215 educational establishments and to assess more objectively the distribution of Covid-19 in Latvian municipalities.…

New restrictions coming soon in Latvia

Friday, September 10, 2021

The Ministry of Health will soon offer the government a model of new safety measures in the fight against Covid-19 spread. This week, ministries submit proposals for security measures, but later the responsible working group will work out a specific joint offer. Latvian Minister for Health mentioned Lithuania, which has introduced a requirement for a Covid-19 certificate to receive different services. He also offers a similar model for discussion, and…