Posts published in Day: September 22, 2021

Remote learning happening at 268 sites in Latvia

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Due to Covid-19 incidence, 286 education institutions in 41 municipalities will continue remote education process, which is by 98 education institutions and two municipalities more than last week, the LETA newswire reports, citing State Education Quality Service (IKVD) representative Jana Veinberga. In total, this school year started in 672 education institutions. IKVD said that most often decisions on transition to remote learning have been made by education institutions in Riga, Daugavpils…

Lithuania donates 235,900 additional doses of AstraZeneca to Taiwan

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Lithuania will donate 235,900 additional doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan, the European Union nation said on Wednesday, after angering China by allowing Taiwan to open a representative office under its own name. China considers Taiwan its own territory. Lithuania, which also donated 20,000 vaccines to Taiwan in June, will give Taiwan jabs purchased under an EU contract signed on behalf of member states with the producer. “AstraZeneca vaccines…

The Latvian cabinet agreed on proposals for safer provision of services

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Latvian cabinet agreed in principle September 21 on proposals for safer provision of services in the context of rapidly increasing Covid-19 case numbers. “Recent weeks have seen a sharp increase in the number of newly diagnosed cases of Covid-19, by about 30% per week. The number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients is also increasing, forcing hospitals to redeploy internal resources to provide treatment to more patients. Anticipating a further increase in the number of…

Riga International Airport comprised 390.5 thousand passengers

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

In August 2021 passenger turnover at Riga International Airport comprised 390.5 thousand passengers, which is double the number in August 2020 and 31.2 % more than in previous month. According to data of the Central Statistical Bureau, this is the largest number of passengers at airport since the beginning of pandemic in March 2020. However, compared to August 2019 before the pandemic, when there were 831.9 thousand passengers, the drop comprises 53 %. In eight months of this year…

Lithuania: 1 402 new COVID-19 cases

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

On Tuesday, 1 402 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already recorded 319 281 coronavirus cases. 12 421 cases are still active. Yesterday 9 people died of COVID-19 in the country. The death toll reaches 11 843 cases. 14 479 PCR tests were done to detect COVID-19 on Tuesday. 7 676 people were vaccinated yesterday in Lithuania. In total, 1…

Government will release state budget details on Thursday

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The state budget for the new year for sees an increase in the salaries of rescuers and teachers, an increase in pensions and the fight against the coronavirus. The government will release the details on Thursday. Minister of Public Administration Jaak Aab ( Center Party) told  on Wednesday morning the coalition is very close to drafting this year’s state budget: “Today, the goal of the cabinet meeting is that we…

Latvian central bank conference 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Latvian central bank, Latvijas Banka (LB) hosts its annual economic conference on 20 September 2021 (from 13:30 Rīga time). This year, the conference is dedicated to the subject of a sustainable economy. The conference will comprise two panel discussions: “Monetary and fiscal policy – interplay or fight?” and “Moving towards sustainable development”. The international conference “Sustainable Economy in Times of Change” will be organised mostly remotely, using video conferencing technology and will be accessible live…

Estonia’s economy has recovered very well

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Estonia’s economy has recovered very well and has exceeded pre-crisis levels in most sectors, a recent economic forecast by the Bank of Estonia reads. There is increased price growth in Estonia, which could be calmed if the government would not increase the volume of expenditure in the coming years, the central bank warns. Prolonged price growth would endanger peoples’ purchasing power and the competitiveness of the export sector, which leads…

Lithuania’s Defense Ministry recommended that avoid buying Chinese mobile phones

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Lithuania’s Defense Ministry recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities. Flagship phones sold in Europe by China’s smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp have a built-in ability to detect and censor terms such as “Free Tibet,” “Long live Taiwan independence” or “democracy movement,” Lithuania’s state-run cybersecurity body said on…

Warning about fraudsters

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Latvia’s financial regulator, the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK), has repeated a warning about fraudsters, who make phone calls to randomly selected inhabitants of Denmark, Italy and France posing as employees of FKTK, the State Revenue Service of the Republic of Latvia, Financial Intelligence Unit of Latvia or other state institutions. The callers provide false information in Russian (but may speak also in another language) and ask those they call to perform different activities, such as…