Posts tagged as Latvia

Gobzems does not want to continue his work in the Saeima committee

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Gobzems had said that he did not want to continue his work in the committee anymore, because it is, according to him, “nonsensical” and “pointlessly spent time.” Gobzems has just returned to debates in the Saeima after  being excluded from six meetings   after  refusing to comply with the regulation to display a Covid-19 certificate or test result. The majority rejected the draft decision: 32 members voted in favor, 47 against, while…

Some police staff in Latvia resign because of Covid certificate requirement

Thursday, October 21, 2021

He said that there were not too many cases, and none of the employees who don’t want to vaccinate against Covid-19 come from higher-rank staff. Currently, 76% of the employees of State Police are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 while another 14% have started vaccination. The Chief of the State Police expressed hope that the undecided 10% would also get the jab.

Latvian police offers lockdown ‘self-certification’ template

Thursday, October 21, 2021

If leaving the house during curfew hours you will need to have such a ‘self-certification’ document on your person to be checked by police upon demand. Failure to provide the necessary information risks a fine. We have reproduced it in full below and also attached the Word document to this story in case you want to download it or print it for future reference. Please note that a handwritten note is also…

Latvia: 2,599 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Of positive cases confirmed Wednesday, 1,984 were unvaccinated persons, or persons not fully vaccinated, and 615 were fully vaccinated. The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 191,321. Of 19,377 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 13.4% were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants continued its steep ascent, climbing from 1,351.8 Tuesday to 1,400.8 Wednesday, which further raises the record since the start of the pandemic.…

Study on future railway passenger services in Latvia

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The objective of this study was to make an in-depth analysis, including bench marking with international railway transport services, for an overarching railway transport system in Latvia and in the neighboring countries. The study also investigated the opportunities to integrate the railway system into Rīga’s public transport system by creating a timetable which allows 15 minute intervals for urban and suburban trains. “The principles set up by the Riga Node operation optimization…

Foreign investment increased in Latvia

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Before the pandemic, foreign investment in Latvia was stable, at around 2-3% of Latvia’s gross domestic product. In 2020, foreign investment increased slightly, said Bank of Latvia economist Guntis Kalniņš. “In the first half of this year, the flow of foreign investment has even doubled, which could seem contradictory to intuition. We see foreign funds continuing to pour into many industries. Industry, trade, and the real estate sector set the tone for…

Many scheduled hospital health services are discontinued

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

1,126 beds had been set up in Latvian hospitals to treat Covid-19 sufferers. While there are 1,100-1,400 sufferers, healthcare can be provided in all hospitals, but many scheduled hospital health services are discontinued. According to Dreika the “critical figure” of 1,500 which will be hit between October 23 and 27 according to trends analysis, will mean that even more services will be discontinued also at private medical establishments to attract more…

Latvia: ‘No Covid certificate, no job’

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The amendments are still to be approved by the Saeima. In line with the amendments to the law, the employer would be obliged to identify the groups of professions where an interoperable vaccination or recovery certificate is required for the performance of work duties. If the worker does not have the required certificateby November 15 , they can be transferred to another appropriate job until the certificate has been obtained. If there…

Demographic yearbook published

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Latvia’s Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) has published its annual roundup of demographic data, a veritable goldmine of information for the statistically-inclined. The collection of statistics includes information on the population number and changes thereof, as well as gender, age and ethnic composition of population, demographic burden, number of marriages and divorces, fertility, mortality, longterm migration, and citizenship. The data are presented in both Latvian and English. Here is one statistic to…

Latvia extends state of emergency on Belarus border

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

At a meeting on Tuesday, October 19, the Latvian government agreed to extend the state of emergency announced in teh border area with Belarus. The extension was proposed by the Minister for the Interior, Marija Golubeva (Development/For!), given that the situation at the border has still not stabilized. The state of emergency on the border with Belarus has been extended until February 10, and it is planned to continue the…