Posts published in Day: September 18, 2021

542 new Covid cases Saturday in Latvia

Saturday, September 18, 2021

On Saturday, September 18, Latvia recorded 542 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Of the total number of positive cases, 427were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 115 were fully vaccinated.  The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now passes the 150,000 mark and stands at 150,156.  Of 34,150 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.6 % were positive. The…

Eurostat: Latvia’s gender pay gap second-largest in EU

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Latvia is second only to Estonia when it comes to the size of the gap between male and female pay, according to data published by Eurostat September 18. The indicator measures the difference between average gross hourly earnings of male paid employees and of female paid employees as a percentage of average gross hourly earnings of male paid employees. All employees working in firms with ten or more employees, without restrictions…

Ambulance crews back on high alert

Saturday, September 18, 2021

With the rapid increase in the incidence of Covid-19, the Emergency Medical Service (NMPD) has raised its readiness status from Friday and the Emergency Management Group has resumed operating within the service, Ilze Buksa, the head of the NMPD Communication Department, informed LETA. This decision was made in the light of epidemiologists’ predictions of a rapid increase in the incidence of Covid-19, which also means a more rapid influx of…

Estonia sees eurozone’s fastest inflation in August

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Annual inflation in the euro area accelerated from 2.2 percent in July to 3 percent in August, according to Eurostat, while inflation in Estonia sped up from 4.9 percent to 5 percent, which was the fastest inflation in the euro area for the second month in a row. European Union annual inflation was 3.2 percent in August, up from 2.5 percent in July. A year earlier, the rates were -0.2…