Posts published in Day: October 11, 2021

Dulkys: vaccination is the only way to beat the pandemic in Lithuania

Monday, October 11, 2021

Lithuanian Health Minister Arunas Dulkys said he has the support of Prime Minister Ingrida Shimonyte, adding that vaccination is the only way to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control. “Everyone should continue to get vaccinated,” he told reporters. President Gitanas Nausėda said earlier on Friday that Dulkys must come up with solutions on how to manage the coronavirus pandemic or he has to step down.

Lithuania’s death rate increases

Monday, October 11, 2021

Lithuania has seen its birth rate drop by a tenth over a year, and the number of deaths has risen by a quarter, according to the latest figures from the country’s statistics office. Lithuania’s total population shrank by 2,245 in one month and stood at 2,780,427 in early October. Based on the September figures, 2,117 babies were born in the country last month, compared to 2,330 during the same period…

Lithuanian Foreign Minister is going to London on Monday

Monday, October 11, 2021

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis is going to London on Monday to discuss relations with Russia and China with his Baltic and British counterparts. The ministers will discuss the situation in Belarus, Euro-Atlantic security, climate change and cyber security, Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry said. During his visit, Landsbergis is scheduled to meet with the United Kingdom’s new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. Their meeting will focus on bilateral cooperation, especially economic cooperation,…

Red Cross: Irregular migrants do not have access to medical care in Lithuania

Monday, October 11, 2021

The Red Cross regularly monitors the camps and informs the responsible authorities of its observations. Irregular migrants still lack access to medical care, the head of the Lithuanian Red Cross said. “There are things to be fixed. For example, medical assistance: not only emergency assistance, but also assistance for people with chronic conditions and pregnant women.” “The camps are visited by mobile teams of doctors, but some of them need…

Foreign trade up over 40 percent on year to August in Estonia

Monday, October 11, 2021

Exports of goods rose by 46 percent on year to August 2021, state agency Statistics Estonia reports, while imports rose by almost as much, at 40 percent. This growth was significantly affected by trade in mineral fuels and timber, the agency says. Evelin Puura, leading analyst at Statistics Estonia, said trade in mineral products was particularly influential, seeing a three-to-four-fold rise in imports and exports, on year. She said: “In…

Hospital situation in Latvia could improve only next year

Monday, October 11, 2021

Director of the Emergency Medical Service said that for at least a month the hospital situation would not get any better. “In the next two weeks, we should be able to hospitalize as many patients as we are doing now. Every day and week will come with an even more difficult job,” she said. Over the weekend, the Emergency Medical Service has managed to reduce delays on high-priority calls because…

The situation in the border area in Latvia is still risky

Monday, October 11, 2021

Ten to twenty attempts to illegally cross Latvian border are prevented every day, Latvian Radio reported October 11. Since August 10, more than 1,500 refugees have been prevented from illegally crossing the country’s border, 38 have been allowed into the country. Deputy head of Daugavpils administration for border control and immigration said: “We already knew that Lithuania had a critical situation and Lithuania’s adoption of more extreme measures channeled this…

Internet usage level in Latvia is in line with the EU average

Monday, October 11, 2021

In 2020, the majority of northern and western regions of the EU reported relatively high proportions of adults using the internet on a daily basis. The highest shares of adults using the internet every day were generally recorded among people living in cities rather than those living in rural areas. The highest share of adults making daily use of the internet was recorded in Helsinki-Uusimaa in Finland (96%). This was…