Posts tagged as coronavirus

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…

Lithuania launches mass vaccination of everyone over 16

Monday, May 31, 2021

As of Monday, all residents of Lithuania over the age of 16 can register for coronavirus vaccine jabs. The registration is accessible online via koronastop.lt. People can register themselves for the jab or someone else. Moreover, they can choose a municipality where they want to be vaccinated. The general registration system went online in the middle of May. People aged 16–18 can only register for the Pfizer vaccine. Vaccines of…

Finance ministry: Tax take up nearly 20 percent on year to Q1 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Tax revenue grew nearly 20 percent on year to the first quarter of 2021 (Q1 2021), the finance ministry reports, and totaled €1.77 billion, payable to the Tax and Customs Board (MTA). The tax take increased for three consecutive months, with growth gradually accelerating, the finance ministry says, largely due to the low baseline in spring 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic arrived. Vat payments for Q1 2021 exceeded even Q1…

Shipping lines aiming to lay on special cruises in Finland, Sweden, Estonia

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The three major shipping lines which operate ferries and cruises docking in Tallinn have outlined their strategies for the coming summer, with ongoing coronavirus restrictions in mind. These include cruises to Finland and Sweden, as well as those confined to Estonia’s waters. Finnish line Eckerö, which in normal times operates two vessels between Tallinn and Helsinki, is planning additional cruises within Finnish waters. Katrin Sirk Aun, head of Eckerö’s Estonian…

Tartu cafes, restaurants want to expand outdoor seating options

Monday, May 10, 2021

Cafes and shopping malls in Tartu are looking to expand their premises outside after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions last week. Due to last week’s restrictions, restaurants, bars and cafes can only open their outside seating for the foreseeable future. Food and drink can be sold for take-away, they cannot be consumed inside at the premise. This year, nearly 40 cafes and restaurants in Tartu have said they want to…

Estonia allocates funds to help India fight coronavirus

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Estonia is allocating €75,000 to India to help the country contain the severe new coronavirus wave it’s experiencing. “The situation is concerning because the rapid increase of infections has put the health-care system of the country under enormous pressure. Hospitals are lacking staff, beds, medicines and oxygen,” Estonia’s foreign minister, Eva-Maria Liimets, said in a statement. The minister said “it is important to help those in need”. “India is an…

Covid-19 case total increases by 358 in Latvia

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

On Wednesday, May 5, Latvia recorded 358 new cases of Covid-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 120,736. Of 3,883 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 9.2% were positive, up on the 7.7% rate the day before and more than double the 4% rate that is regarded as the threshold at which the virus is spreading in an…

Government extends into May support to businesses hit by pandemic

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Businesses affected by coronavirus restrictions will also be eligible for support in May, the government has ruled. While non-essential stores and cafe and restaurants’ outdoor terraces – for those wishing to brave the weather – opened Monday, hotels, spas, conference organizers and others remain under the same restrictions regime, ETV news show “Aktuaalne kaamera” (AK) reported Tuesday night. Support is due from a previously-approved €44 million aid package, which has…