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Latvian government approves Indriķis Muižnieks as rector of University of Latvia

On Thursday, 26 March, Latvia’s government decided without any discussions to approve Indriķis Muižnieks as the rector of University of Latvia.

Vaidere: Latvia to have access to nearly EUR 800 million from EU to battle Covid-19

Latvia will be able to use nearly EUR 800 million from the European Union budget to battle consequences from Covid-19 both in healthcare and the economy, says Latvian MEP Inese Vaidere.

Covid-19 update in Baltics: 244 in Latvia, 290 in Lithuania and 538 in Estonia

The number of confirmed Covid-19 infection cases in Latvia has reached 244. Lithuanian media, meanwhile, report 290 confirmed infection cases and four deaths caused by complications from the virus.

Estonian care home finds two cases of COVID-19, despite isolation rules

In Estonia, two clients of a care home in the Saaremaa Island have been tested positive for the new coronavirus, despite a ban on visits being in place since mid-March, the Estonian Health Board stated on Thursday, March 26.

Minister on support of culture and mass media: no one will be forgotten

No one working in the culture and mass media industry will be forgotten during Covid-19 crisis, Latvian Culture Minister promised in an interview to Latvijas Radio in the morning of Thursday, 26 March.

First months of Covid-19 have had no visible effect on Latvia’s state budget

In the first two months of the Covid-19 pandemic its effect on the state budget was not yet felt, as reported by Latvia’s Finance Ministry.

In Spain, death toll from COVID-19 exceeds that of China

In Spain, more people have died from health problems related to COVID-19 than in China, making the Southern European nation the worst affected country in the world after Italy, British public broadcaster BBC reports.

Turkey charges 20 people with murder of journalist Khashoggi

Prosecutors in Turkey have charged 20 nationals of Saudi Arabia with the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, British public broadcaster BBC reports.

Number of dairy cows in Latvia down 4.2% last year; number of other cows up 9.2%

In 2019 number of dairy cows dropped by 6.1 thousand or 4.2 %, but number of non-dairy cows rose by 4.7 thousand or 9.2 %.

Rīgas Siltums heating company promises to not penalize missed payments

During the state of emergency no penalties will be calculated for missed or delayed payments. Additionally, heating will not be cut off for missed payments, promises heating company AS Rīgas Siltums.

Harmony's supported Alvis Zīriņš becomes mayor of Garkalne

During an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday, 24 March, Garkalne municipal council elected Alvis Zīriņš from Harmony's list as the new chairman.

US to have economy and health care aid plan with USD two trillion

The US government and Congress have agreed on a support package to help the country’s economy, workers and health care system hit by the COVID-19 outbreak and sweeping restrictions, American news agency AP reports.

Coronavirus data for Baltic States. 221 infected in Latvia and 255 in Lithuania, 404 in Estonia

The number of Covid-19 infection cases in Latvia has reached 221. Lithuanian media report 255 confirmed cases and two deaths caused by complications from the disease.

Shopping centres to shut down in Latvia on weekends; food stores to remain open

To limit the Covid-19 pandemic in Latvia it has been decided to close down gyms. Shopping centres will close their doors on weekends, Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš told journalists on Tuesday, 24 March.

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