Posts tagged as Covid

RIsk groups can line up for Covid vaccines Saturday

Saturday, April 10, 2021

On Saturday, April 10, people belonging to one of the priority groups currently getting Covid-19 jabs will be able to show up at mass vaccination centers in Rīga without an invitation, Health Ministry said in an informative statement April 8. People who are currently eligible for a vaccine in Latvia are medical staff, persons aged 60 and over, social care center residents and employees, people with chronic diseases and people…

At-risk groups can line up for Covid vaccines in Rīga

Friday, April 9, 2021

On Saturday, April 10, people belonging to one of the priority groups currently getting Covid-19 jabs will be able to show up at mass vaccination centers in Rīga without an invitation, the Health Ministry said in a statement April 8. People who are currently eligible for a vaccine in Latvia are medical staff, persons aged 60 and over, social care center residents and employees, people with chronic diseases and people…

Saeima commission to probe government Covid decision-making

Friday, April 9, 2021

The Saeima on April 8, at the proposal of opposition lawmakers, made a decision to set up parliamentary ad hoc commission to investigate mistakes made by the Latvian government during the Covid-19 pandemic. The commission will work for six months, the LETA news agency said. LETA learned from opposition MP Viktors Valainis (Greens/Farmers) that 36 opposition lawmakers signed the proposal on setting up the ad hoc commission. A commission can be…

PM Kariņš: Latvia has to plan Covid-19 vaccine boosters

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Ministry of Health should start planning a Covid-19 vaccine booster, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) said on April 6 after the government meeting, Latvian Television reported. The Prime Minister said it is clear a booster shot to maintain immunity against Covid-19 will be needed next year. “It is clear that sooner or later, after a half-year or a year or longer, we will also need to go through the…

Latvian Border Guard catch travelers with fake Covid-19 test results

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Latvian border guards have identified fake Covid-19 test results for the first time since the introduction of the state of emergency, Latvian Border Guard press representative Kristīne Pētersone told LETA April 6. On April 2, border guards in Valka stopped a van and identified eight Ukrainian citizens with fake Covid-19 tests. A €650 penalty was imposed on each person. On April 5, in Valka, border guards stopped another van, with…

The “Defender-Europe”. US Army Arrives

By Manlio Dinucci on Friday, April 2, 2021

Not everything in Europe is paralyzed by the anti-Covid lockdown: in fact, the mammoth annual exercise of the US Army, Defender-Europe, which until June mobilized on European territory, and beyond this, dozens of thousands of soldiers with thousands of tanks and other means, has been set in motion. The Defender-Europe 21 not only resumes the 2020 program, resized due to Covid, but amplifies it. Why does the “Europe Defender” come from the…

638 new cases of Covid-19 registered in Latvia

Thursday, April 1, 2021

On Thursday, April 1, Latvia recorded 638 new cases of Covid-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), almost the same as the 630 cases recorded 24 hours previously. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 103,001. Of 18,174 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 3.5% were positive, down on the 3.9% rate the day before. 4% is regarded as the threshold at which the virus is spreading…

Latvian PM: End of state of emergency does not mean relaxing restrictions

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

In the given situation, the government has no plans to ease restrictions and open everything up. Instead, solutions are being sought to rearrange the Covid-19 restrictions to make them more sustainable, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said in an interview with TV3 on Wednesday. The prime minister said that the pandemic is far from over and it’s still a long way to go to overcome the crisis. The government…

Tallinn to join European minute of silence for covid pandemic victims

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Tallinn will participate in a Europe-wide minute of silence for the victims of coronavirus on Wednesday to mark a year since the start of the pandemic. The minute of silence is an initiative of the city network Eurocities, of which Tallinn is a member. Eurocities is a network of 198 European cities from 38 countries, representing 130 million people.  The minute of silence will take place at 1 p.m. EET.…

Alternative report by 1500 Health Professionals: “Biggest Health Scam of the 21st Century.”

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

United Health Professionals (UHP) Report “We are health professionals of the international collective : United Health Professionals, composed of more than 1,500 members (including professors of medicine, intensive care physicians and infectious disease specialists) from different countries of Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Oceania and, on August 26, 2020, we addressed to governments and citizens of countries around the world an alert message regarding the COVID outbreak. We say : STOP to…