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Embassy donates 4,000 tests and lab equipment to Latvian Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Health

Riga, June 12, 2020 — U.S. Ambassador John Carwile presented the Latvian Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Health with two tranches of COVID-19 test-kits and associated lab equipment, supporting 4,000 tests. The United States’ contribution (approximately $200,000) to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) solidarity fund financed the tests, which will bolster Latvia’s ...
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Health Alert: Government of Latvia Offers Free COVID-19 Testing Until June 30 – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia (June 10, 2020) Location: Latvia Event:   Government of Latvia Offers Free COVID-19 Testing Until June 30 On June 9, the Ministry of Health announced that from June 10 to June 30, state-paid COVID-19 testing will be available to anyone, including those without symptoms.  Previously, the state only sponsored ...
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United States European Command, U.S. Embassy, and Latvian Ministry of Defense work together to supply sanitizer and gloves to schools in Latvia

Riga, June 1, 2020 — U.S. Ambassador John Carwile presented the Latvian Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health with one thousand liters of hand sanitizers produced by the Latvian company AS Spodrība and 22,500 pairs of non-sterile disposable gloves on May 30. Minister of Health Ilze Viņķele and Ministry of Education and Science ...
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United States European Command in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Riga donates sanitizer to Latvian State Emergency Medical Services

Riga, May 18, 2020 – U.S. Ambassador John Carwile presented Latvian State Emergency Medical Service (SEMS) with 3,660 liters of hand and surface sanitizers totaling $15,000 and produced by the Latvian company “AS Spodrība” on May 15. Director of the State Emergency Medical Services Liene Cipule accepted the donation on behalf of the Latvian government. ...
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Health Alert – Baltic Shared Borders Open and Air Baltic Adds Flights, U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia (May 15, 2020) Location: Latvia Event:   Baltic Shared Borders Open and Air Baltic Adds Flights As of Friday, May 15, the land borders between Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia are open to individuals with no symptoms of respiratory problems and who have not traveled outside of the Baltic region in the ...
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