Posts tagged as situation

Situation at hospitals in regards to Covid-19 patients

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The head of the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology at Riga Stradins University, Professor Girts Brigis told that a critical situation at hospitals in regards to Covid-19 patients will be reached quite quickly. He emphasized that there is currently a rapid increase in infection rates, which is fully in line with previous forecasts. This means that the filling of hospital beds also occurs in a geometric progression and doubles…

Situation on the Latvian-Belarusian border is under control

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Minister for the Interior Marija Golubeva said that the situation on the Latvian-Belarusian border is under control. Of the 173-kilometer long border of Belarus, only a small part is equipped. Most are swamps and forests. The border guards had an uneasy night by preventing attempts of 56 people to enter Latvia. They hope the visit of the interior minister will push forward the fence construction project that has been stuck for…

Situation with Covid-19 in Latvia is “solidly bad”

Monday, April 12, 2021

The incidence of Covid-19 is not falling significantly and Latvia has plateaued “solidly badly”, said professor, infectologist Uga Dumpis in an interview to Latvian Radio April 12. Whether people observed restrictions over Easter holiday, whether they were gathering and contributing to the spread of the disease, will be possible to judge by the morbidity data starting Tuesday, taking into account the incubation period of the disease, Dumpis said. But for the time being,…

Latvia’s President called for the rejection of medically unsound populism

Monday, October 26, 2020

Latvian state President Egils Levits took the unusual step on Sunday, October 25 of releasing a public address, urging the public to do the right thing to help put the brakes on an increasingly serious epidemiological situation. In particular, President Levits appealed to rationality and called for the rejection of medically unsound populism which threatens to accelerate the spread of the disease and increase the number of casualities. “Every day brings new,…

Situation in Latvia is under control

Monday, September 21, 2020

Jurijs Perevoščikovs, epidemiologist of the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), told Latvian Television September 21 that the COVID-19 situation is under control as the disease is traceable. Although in neighboring countries Estonia and Lithuania there is an increase in the number of new cases of COVID-19, the situation is considered to be manageable, as infection routes are mostly successfully tracked, said Perevoščikovs. He explained that the vast majority – more…

U.S. – Baltic States: nothing personal – just business

By Adomas Abromaitis on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Security situation in the world is deteriorating year by year, day by day. But wars and conflicts nowadays are not only deaths and damage but business and money for involved participants. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) made a report on all international transfers of major arms (including sales, gifts and production under license) to states, international organizations and non-state groups. SIPRI Arms Transfers Database which is freely accessible…

Lithuanian airport reps, health specialists to discuss actions over situation in Italy

Monday, February 24, 2020

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has reached 152 in Italy, representatives of Lithuanian airports are meeting with specialists from the National Public Health Center to discuss additional protection measures at Lithuania’s airports. “We are soon meeting with NPHC specialists who are on watch at airports and we will discuss additional possibilities I wouldn’t want to specify as we still need to decide. But we will speak about additional…

RNP municipal housing manager unable to tackle crisis situation in relation to money stored in PNB Banka – Burovs

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The management of Rigas Namu Parvaldnieks (RNP) municipal housing manager is unable to tackle the crisis situation in relation to the money stored in the insolvent PNB Banka, Riga Mayor Olegs Burovs (Honor to Serve Riga) said. “The situation that there is a huge risk that, due to the activity of the company’s management, several thousands of residents will lose the money stored in PNB Banka is unacceptable and even…

Massive fire in Lithuania localized

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Open fireplaces no longer exist in a massive fire at a tire recycling factory in Alytus, a town in southern Lithuania, yet the fireplace may continue to smolder, local radio broadcaster LRT reported on Monday. “The fire has been localized and the chance of fire resurgence is close to zero. The situation has been managed. There is no open fire, but smoldering can occur for quite a long time,” LRT…

Latvian minister wants more responsibility for the state in children rights protection

Friday, July 19, 2019

The new children’s rights protection model will delegate more functions to the state, said Latvian Welfare Minister Ramona Petraviča. Justice Ministry together with Welfare Minister are committed to developing a road map before the end of 2019 to suggest solutions in order to form a new institutional model for protection of children’s rights. On top of that, according to Petraviča, soon enough work will commence on the development of a…