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Sixteen and seventeen-year-olds can apply for their Covid-19 jab in Latvia

Monday, May 17, 2021

According to Latvian Health Ministry, starting Monday, May 17, sixteen and seventeen-year-olds can apply for their Covid-19 jab. Young people will receive the vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech. Applications are open on manavakcina.lv or phone 8989, or family doctor’s practices, if the particular office has the Pfizer vaccine available. According to the Central Statistical Bureau, there are 36,226 people of sixteen and seventeen years of age in Latvia. In accordance with…

Tālis Juhna to contribute expertise to United Nations

Monday, May 17, 2021

According to a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Tālis Juhna, Vice-Rector of Riga Technical University has been appointed to the United Nations high-level group supporting the Technology Facilitation Mechanism. ” On 4 May 2021, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, appointed the Vice-Rector of Riga Technical University (RTU),   Tālis Juhna, and nine other experts from various countries to a group of high-level experts to support the UN…

One-fifth of the Latvian population received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine

Monday, May 17, 2021

According to the National Health Service, at least one-fifth of the Latvian population have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. On Saturday, 9,967 persons were vaccinated against Covid-19. According to updated data, 16,041 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday, 17,888 on Thursday, 19,645 on Wednesday, 16,356 on Tuesday and 8,883 on Monday. However, the number of people vaccinated in recent days could increase, as not all doctors…

Non-partisan businessman Peteris Smidre proposed for the post of Latvia’s next economics minister

Monday, May 17, 2021

KPV LV party during a meeting with Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) and his New Unity party on Friday proposed non-partisan businessman Peteris Smidre for the post of Latvia’s next economics minister, Maris Mozvillo, chairman of the KPV LV group in the Saeima informed. In accordance with the coalition agreement, the prime minister is supposed to present Smidre’s candidacy to the Saeima, the KPV LV leader said. Mozvillo indicated…

GB arrive In Latvia for World Championship

Monday, May 17, 2021

Great Britain have arrived in Latvia ahead of the World Championship which gets under way at the weekend. Following a two-week camp in Coventry, GB left the UK for their flight to Riga. The team bus – decorated with a GB jersey – met the party at the airport for the short ride to the hotel. Upon arrival, everyone undertook a covid test and will now be confined to their…

Local tomatoes and cucumbers remain in high demand in Latvia

Monday, May 17, 2021

According to Latvian Radio, local cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce have been basking on store shelves for some time, which means that local producers are in full gear. This spring was cool and affected productivity, but demand is constantly high. For vegetable producers, spring comes much earlier than for others, since the first tomatoes are planted in January. “Lamps grown our cucumbers all year, so it’s not that we have a break in the…

Latvia plans to buy a computer for every pupil by 2025

Friday, May 14, 2021

A number of public officials signed a “Computer for Every Child” cooperation memorandum, which aims to provide an adequate computer for learning process to every pupil and teacher by 2025, the President’s Chancellery said May 14. “The last year of learning has largely gone online, and we found that a significant percentage of children can’t study because they don’t have computers. We cannot allow this, so this memorandum is a commitment…

Over 100,000 people have had both jabs in Latvia

Friday, May 14, 2021

Vaccination cycle against Covid-19 has completed for 101,358 people or 5.37% of Latvia’s population, according to the National Health Service data, LETA reported May 14. This week, vaccination rates remained high, with the number of people vaccinated in one day exceeding 15,000. However, it was less than last week, when one-day vaccination records were set with nearly 21,000 people vaccinated on May 6. 359,084 people or 19.01% of the population…

Vaccinated people will not have to self-isolate after arriving to Latvia

Thursday, May 13, 2021

People who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed to disregard self-isolation after their entry to Latvia from European countries. As a result of the Government’s decision, it will be possible to avoid self-isolation by vaccinated persons traveling from the EU, the countries of the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The changes to the rules will take effect as soon as they are published on the…

Lighter restrictions planned for vaccinated people in Latvia

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The Ministry of Health plans step-by-step relief for individuals who have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Relief is proposed to be introduced in four phases. The Ministry shall offer 4 steps of restriction relief for vaccinated persons. The first step has been implemented in May already, namely, vaccinated persons no longer have mandatory Covid-19 screening tests at work, and if the vaccinated person has been identified as a contact for Covid-19 patients,…