Posts tagged as coronavirus

Over 3,300 people died from coronavirus in first half of this year in Lithuania

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Some 3,320 people died from the coronavirus in Lithuania in the first half of this year, data from the country’s Institute of Hygiene. The majority of those deaths were registered in January when 1,270 people died from the infection. And the lowest number of deaths of 149 was recorded in June. Meanwhile, Lithuania’s statistics service, Statistics Lithuania, recorded 2,547 deaths over the same period. The institute’s data is not final…

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…

Nauseda backs compulsory jabs for some professions

Monday, August 30, 2021

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Monday that he supported compulsory coronavirus shots for some professions and called for raising the overall vaccination target to 90 percent of the population. “As for compulsory vaccination, yes, we agree that for certain professions compulsory vaccination or unavoidable vaccination is the only alternative if we want a smooth process,” the president told reporters. “And we want a smooth process in our education and…

More than 150,000 passengers went through Tallinn Airport in July

Monday, August 2, 2021

The airport’s commercial manager Eero Pärgmäe reported, that more than 150,000 passengers went through Tallinn Airport in July, a coronavirus pandemic record, but it still half of the traffic before the virus took over international travel last year. People heading for flights in Tallinn recently can see a more lively airport. The airport’s commercial manager Eero Pärgmäe said they have done well in July. Most of the travelers are Estonian,…

Was US money used to fund risky research in China?

Sunday, July 25, 2021

As the debate continues over the origins of the coronavirus, a fresh row has erupted over virus research being carried out in China using US funds. It’s linked to the unproven theory that the virus could have leaked from a lab in Wuhan, the Chinese city where it was first detected. This idea centres on research carried out on bat viruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Republican Senator Rand…

SEB: Rapid inflation relates to low 2020 reference base

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Inflation of close to four percent on year to June is primarily down to the low reference base in 2020, the year the coronavirus arrived, according to one expert. SEB economic analyst Mihkel Nestor told BNS that: “The growth in consumer prices clearly reflects the recovery of the economy from the coronavirus crisis.” The consumer price index (CPI) increased in June by 3.8 percent compared with June 2020, and by…

A guide to post-coronavirus etiquette

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Do you kiss or do you swerve? That was my dilemma when a friend swooped in with a traditional French greeting recently. After a year of government-mandated social etiquette, the sudden lifting of many COVID-19 restrictions has cast us into an unnerving age of uncertainty. With the guardrails gone, residual caution is clashing with the desire to show friendliness, or at least courtesy. What is safe, and how do we…

Coronavirus in Latvia: 196 new cases, 15 deaths

Thursday, June 10, 2021

On Thursday, June 10, Latvia recorded 196 new cases of Covid-19. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 135,584. Of 10,080 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1.9% were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants now stands at 175.7. Less welcome was confirmation of fifteen more deaths as a result of Covid-19. The death toll since the…

Coronavirus in Lithuania: 212 new cases, 4 deaths

Thursday, June 10, 2021

15,752 molecular (PCR) tests for Covid-19 and 5,153 antigen tests have been performed in the last 24 hours. Lithuania has registered 212 new coronavirus infections and four deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours. 14-day coronavirus infection rate currently stands at 156.6 cases per 100,000 people, and the share of positive tests over the past seven days at 1.5 percent. A total of 4,327 people have died from Covid-19…

Coronavirus in Lithuania

Friday, June 4, 2021

Lithuania has registered 365 new coronavirus infections and seven deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours. Some 15,558 molecular (PCR) tests for Covid-19 and 6,197 antigen tests have been performed in the last 24 hours. Lithuania’s 14-day coronavirus infection rate currently stands at 226.9 cases per 100,000 people, and the share of positive tests over the past seven days at 2.1 percent. Overall, 275,915 people have tested positive for…