With readers often having hectic lifestyles, it can be easy to miss what's been going on in Estonia over the past week. Here's a snapshot of some of the highlights.
Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja thrilled the home crowd by winning the inaugural WRC Rally Estonia for Hyundai. The race was also the first WRC event since February, in a season hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Nearly 1,600 super-fit, übermenschen started the 2020 Tallinn triatholon, made up of the traditional 3.8-km swim, 180-km bike ride, followed by full 42-km marathon. Those wanting to tackle the half-triathlon had "only" to do half of those distances. Daniel Baekkegard (Denmark) and Katrina Matthews (U.K.) won the men's and women's full events respectively.
While a live firing exercise of the U.S. M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) on Monday went ahead at the EDF's central polygon training ground, the media were barred, after a U.S. soldier tested positive for COVID-19.
August saw NFL teams scramble to cut their squads to the required 53 men and in the absence of the traditional pre-season games, due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Defensive linesman Margus Hunt, from South Estonia, who went to the Saints as a free agent after being released by the Indianapolis Colts at the end of last season, found himself temporarily out of a job as this process went on in the big easy, only to be restored to the roster ahead of this weekend's season-opening game.
Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) has already barred international students due to fears of coronavirus spread; it has now partly installed remote learning as well.
Close to 10 percent of the Estonian populace have now downloaded the coronavirus tracing app, which notifies users if they have had contact with a COVID-19 carrier and what to do next, or indeed what to do if they contract the virus themselves. "Close contact" means being closer than two meters from someone for more than 15 minutes; if both users have the app installed on their phone, the apps communicate with each other.
The main organization representing private media firms have filed a complaint with the European Commission in Brussels, over what they see as unfair competition from public broadcaster ERR providing news online.
Gambling tax receipts are down due to coronavirus regulations or the pandemic as a whole keeping punters away from casinos. This in turn has been passed on to the social care recipients of these revenues.
An EU project is restoring bogs in Lääne-Viru County.
ERR's Estonian news got an interview with one of Novichok's creators, who now lives in the U.S.
It started with a man seeking out a nature photographer to get a snap of what he took to be an elk resting at a trackside just outside Paide, and ended up with an old lady who had been stuck in a ditch overnight being found and rescued. But the story doesn't end there...
Reform Party leader Kaja Kallas says she does not see the benefit in extending salary support measures.
With Norway joining Estonia as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) from next year, the two countries' Nordic perspective makes them natural bedfellows.
Three different firms have provided flu vaccines ahead of winter, available this month. Will not work on the coronavirus.
Editor: Andrew Whyte