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Latvia opens mass injection centers to speed up COVID-19 vaccine rollout 03 Apr 2021
RIGA, April 3 (Xinhua) -- Latvia on Saturday opened mass immunization centers in eight cities and towns in a bid to ramp up vaccinations against COVID-19, health authorities informed. Apart from the three largest immunization centers in Riga, smaller vaccination hubs also opened in seven cities.

Germany to restrict AstraZeneca use in under 60 amid blood clot concerns

Korea Times 31 Mar 2021
A vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination campaign in Riga, Latvia, Feb ... German health officials agreed Tuesday to restrict the use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine in people under 60, amid fresh concern over unusual blood clots reported in a tiny number of those who received the shots.

World Insights: Europe struggles with new wave of COVID-19 as variants spreading

Xinhua 19 Mar 2021
According to World Health Organization (WHO) Europe, the region has seen a rise in COVID-19 transmission rates with its death toll towards 1 million since the pandemic started ... The third wave of the pandemic has already begun, Austrian Health Minister Rudolf Anschober warned earlier this week.

Latvia's health experts urge tighter restrictions as 3rd COVID-19 wave looms

Sina 18 Mar 2021
RIGA, March 18 (Xinhua) -- For the past couple of months, ... Professor Girts Brigis, head of the Public Health and Epidemiology Department at Riga Stradins University (RSU), agreed that in the current situation, any discussions about easing restrictions have to be put off.

Glowacki bids for three-time title glory, sees holes in Okolie’s make-up

WBN 18 Mar 2021
and more than 200 countries and territories ... 3 by The Ring at 200 pounds, tested positive for COVID-19. The 34-year-old former Interim belt holder, who suffered a controversial stoppage loss to Mairis Briedis in Riga last time out, has since been given a clean bill of health and is chomping at the bit for his ring return following a 21-month hiatus ... .

Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, March 16 16 Mar 2021
BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday 5,267 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily increase since the outbreak of the pandemic, raising the total nationwide infections to 768,352 ... RIGA -- Latvia has temporarily halted the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19, health officials informed on Tuesday.

airBaltic Plans 3 Week Trial Of IATA’s Travel Pass Health Passport

Simple Flying 03 Mar 2021
Latvian hybrid carrier airBaltic has revealed that it is to trial IATA’s answer to the health passport for a period of three weeks. The Riga based airline will initially offer the Travel Pass application to travelers on a handful of routes during its trial ... health passport.

Funny old world: The week's offbeat news

Urdu Point 19 Feb 2021
Our weekly roundup of offbeat stories from around the world ... "We cannot work otherwise," hairdresser Diana Silina told AFP as she prepared her equipment on the icy surface of a lake outside the capital Riga. Health Minister Daniels Pavluts reportedly signalled his tacit support for the initiative, saying ... ....

Latvian health minister in self-isolation after contact with COVID-19-positive employee 17 Feb 2021
RIGA, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Latvian Health Minister Daniels Pavluts is self-isolating after an employee at his office tested positive for COVID-19.

Biden EO Will Officially End Trump’s Bid To Weaponize Census Data To Boost GOP Power

TPM 15 Jan 2021
Among the orders that Biden will sign Wednesday is a census executive order that will rescind”Trump’s plan, announced in July, to exclude certain immigrants from the census population counts used for congressional apportionment ... She focuses on voting rights and previously covered health care for TPM. Kate Riga (@Kate_Riga24)  is a D.C ... .

Latvia's health minister resigns in row about vaccination plan

Marietta Daily Journal 05 Jan 2021
5—RIGA — Latvia's health minister has resigned after being ...

Emergency declared in Latvian health system over rising COVID-19 hospitalizations 10 Dec 2020
RIGA, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- A state of emergency was declared in the Latvian health system on Thursday as hospitals were struggling to cope with the high number of incoming COVID-19 patients, Health Ministry official Daina Murmane-Umbrasko said at a news conference ... Earlier, Health ...

Latvian gov't adopts strategy to combat COVID-19

The Star 27 Oct 2020
RIGA, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Latvian ministers on Tuesday approved a strategy proposed by the Health Ministry to better curb the spread of COVID-19 and prevent an overload of the national health system. Read full story ... .

Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett, Locking In Conservative Control Of SCOTUS

TPM 27 Oct 2020
Because Chief Justice John Roberts — who voted with the liberals to uphold Obamacare in the past — will no longer be the deciding vote in that case, Democrats have painted Republicans’ vote to confirm Barrett has a vote to demolish the health care law ... She focuses on voting rights and previously covered health care for TPM.