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News in light language on September 27.

News in light language on September 27Flakes Saktiņa

Decide on compulsory vaccination against Covid-19 in certain professions

The government plans to decide tomorrow on mandatory vaccination against Covid-19 educators, doctors and social workers.

We will find out tomorrow when the requirement comes into force.

Wider use of Covid-19 certificates is also expected.

Vaccination rates against Covid-19 have improved

Vaccination rates against Covid-19 have improved over the past week.

This was stated by the Minister of Health Daniels Pavļuts (“For Development / About!”).

At least 36,000 thousand people received the pot.

In total, 44.1% of the population have completed the vaccination process.

The number of severely ill Covid-19 patients is increasing

The spread of Covid-19 continues to spread.

The number of severely ill Covid-19 patients in hospitals has increased.

445 Covid-19 patients are already being treated in hospitals.

57 patients have a severe course of the disease.

Five Covid-19 patients died yesterday.

290 new cases of Covid-19 were registered last day.

The two-week cumulative rate has risen to 409 cases per 100,000 population.

Vaccinated third-country students have difficulty obtaining a valid Covid-19 certificate in Latvia

It is difficult for students who have received Covid-19 pots outside the European Union to obtain a valid Covid-19 certificate in Latvia.

The current rules do not allow for the recognition of a certificate if the vaccine has been registered by the World Health Organization but has not been recognized by the European Union.

The Ministry of Health calls on the government to make a decision regarding foreign students.

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Currently, third-country students have to study remotely or take a test regularly, or study again in Latvia.

Imposed a suspended prison sentence and a fine for drowning a boy in a pool

Former director of Ventspils sports school “Spars” Viktor Zujev has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment in connection with the drowning of a boy in a swimming pool.

He will have to pay more than € 44,000 in compensation to the victims.

The accident happened six years ago during a swimming training session.

A four-year-old boy died.

The German Social Democrats have won the parliamentary elections

Olaf Scholz, leader of the German Social Democrats, candidate for chancellor

Photo: REUTERS

The Social Democrats (SPD) have won the German Bundestag elections.

The Social Democrats, led by Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz, won 25.7% of the vote.

However, this is a very small advantage over the Christian Democrats, who have won 24.1%.

For the Christian Democrats, represented by former Chancellor Angela Merkel, such a poor election result is the first time.

It is not clear who will form the next German government.

It will all depend on the other parties in parliament.

Negotiations on the formation of the next coalition could take several months.

The fuel crisis continues in the UK

In the UK, many petrol stations have no or no fuel.

Long queues of cars are formed next to them.

The Minister of Transport says that this crisis is artificial.

Fuel is on and people should not panic.

But the reason is the lack of truck drivers.

The British government is considering involving the army in fuel supplies.

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Belarusian political prisoner Maria Kolesnikov awarded the Vaclav Havel Prize


Marija Kolesnikova before her arrest in 2020

Photo: REUTERS

Belarusian protest leader Maria Kolesnikova has been awarded the Vaclav Havel Prize.

It is one of the most prestigious human rights awards in Europe.

EUR 60 000 is allocated to those who actively advocate for the protection of human rights.

Kolesnikov is in prison in Belarus.

She was sentenced to 11 years in prison for holding protests.

Her sister Tatjana Homiča received the award in her place.

Weather forecast

On Tuesday, there will be partly cloudy skies in Latvia.

The night will be a little warmer, but the day colder than Monday.

There will be no precipitation.

Slow to moderate east, southeast wind.

Air temperature at night +3 .. + 9 degrees, during the day +11 .. + 16 degrees.

There will be more clouds in Riga on Tuesday, there will be no rain.

Slow to moderate southeast wind.

Air temperature at night around +7 degrees and during the day around +14 degrees.

Time type second – favorable.

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