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Latvia hit vaccination record last week

Monday, April 26, 2021

Latvia achieved the highest pace of vaccination so far against Covid-19 last week, hitting a record for the second week in a row, according to data from the National Health Service (NVD), LETA reported April 26. Last week, 33,860 people received their first jab against Covid-19 and the second dose was received by 9,950, with an average of 6,300 people per day being vaccinated. The single-day record was also broken, almost 10,000…

Latvia: Next priority group will start getting jabs April 20

Friday, April 16, 2021

On Tuesday, April 20, the next priority group will start getting vaccines, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts told Latvian Television April 16. The next groups eligible for vaccines are all teachers, the National Armed Forces, internal affairs staff and first response personnel, rescue services. Pavļuts said that as of April 20, all employees of educational establishments would be able to receive the vaccine, not only those currently working in close contact with…

Health authorities recommend continuing AstraZeneca vaccination

Friday, April 9, 2021

Experts recommend that all population groups continue to be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccines, the State Agency of Medicines (ZVA) said April 8. In cooperation with the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) and State Council of Immunization, ZVA concluded that currently there are neither scientific nor epidemiological grounds to restrict vaccination with the “Vaxzevria” vaccine produced by AstraZeneca in any age groups. The experts recommend that all population groups continue to…

Latvian Health Minister demotes state secretary

Thursday, April 8, 2021

State Secretary of the Ministry of Health Daina Mūrmane-Umbraško has been reprimanded and demoted for actions related to the purchase of BioNTech/Pfizer vaccines, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said at a press conference April 8. In the first vaccine procurement, on 19 November 2020, Latvia could have applied for up to 860 000 doses of “Pfizer” vaccines, but a decision on the purchase of 97 500 was taken. In the next round,…

Vaccine record set as this week’s goal in Latvia

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said that new records of vaccination numbers are forecast for this week, Latvian Television reported April 6. The Minister told LTV that over a normal weekend, only a few hundred people would have been vaccinated, whereas during the Easter holiday the number was around 7,000, and almost all of that was done in the  mass vaccination centers.   He said that the mass centers had “passed…

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…

Lithuania’s top public health official refuses to step down

Monday, January 11, 2021

Lithuania’s top public health official Robertas Petraitis has refused to resign, despite Health Minister Arūnas Dulkys calling on him to step down following mistakes in keeping track of the country’s coronavirus-related death toll, told LRT. Petraitis, head of the National Public Health Centre (NVSC), “does not agree [to resign]”, Aistė Šuksta, the minister’s spokeswoman, told BNS on Monday. The top official has come under fire after it emerged that over…

Quarantine likely to be extended, says Lithuanian health minister

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga expects the government to extend the quarantine, which began on November 7 and is set to last until November 29. “The government will return to the issue in three weeks. I have little doubt that it will extend the quarantine. The question is what conditions will be set,” he told reporters on Tuesday. The minister said it was too early to say if the quarantine,…

Health experts say Latvian society is not responsible enough

Friday, November 6, 2020

Restrictions in Latvia are minor, but even those are not complied with, Health Ministry’s chief infectologist Uga Dumpis told Latvian Television November 5. Dumpis was asked whether an emergency state should be announced. He said that an emergency state has already been reached in terms of epidemiological spreading of the disease. But if this decision reduces the number of COVID-19 patients, then that should be done. “We see what happens in other countries. I…

Dismissed official accuses Lithuanian health minister of ‘political retribution’

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Lithuania’s health minister has fired Saulius Čaplinskas, director of the Centre for Communicable Diseases and AIDS, saying he failed to perform his duties. Čaplinksas argues political reasons are behind the move. Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga confirmed to BNS that he signed on Wednesday a decree to dismiss Čaplinskas from the post he had held since 1989. “He is being dismissed because of a number of violations of work discipline and…