PM: Lithuania plans no changes to lockdown rules this week

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte said on Tuesday that the government is not planning to revise the coronavirus lockdown rules this week, describing the pandemic situation as unpleasant but stable.

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1 226 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 1 226 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, 259 862 coronavirus cases have been detected in Lithuania.

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President: Russia remains long-term threat to NATO

Russia remains a long-term threat to NATO and the security challenges and threats it poses require increased focus by the Alliance's allies and partners on credible deterrence and defense, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Monday.

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MEP Blinkeviciute elected as chairperson of Lithuanian Social Democratic Party

MEP Vilija Blinkeviciute was elected as a chairperson of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (SDPL) in a direct vote that ended on Sunday.

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786 new COVID-19 cases

On Sunday, 786 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, Lithuania has already detected 258 623 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Lithuania ranks 65th in EU by COVID-19 cases

Lithuania currently ranks 5th in terms of the 14-day COVID-19 case notification rate among EU member states and is in 10th place in terms of the 14-day death notification rate, according to the weekly coronavirus situation update published by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on Thursday.

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Dulkys: more funds will be needed for medics dealing with COVID-19

Funds for raising wages for medics have already been allocated, Lithuania's Health Minster Arunas Dulkys says, adding, however, that even more funding will be needed if the real need for bonuses for COVID-related work is taken into account.

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PM honors memory of WWII and totalitarian regime victims in Macikai

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte on Friday honored the memory of WWII victims and victims of totalitarian regimes in the village of Macikai, Silute District, western Lithuania.

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Neringa leads in terms of COVID-19 vaccinations

Lithuania's western city of Neringa leads in terms of the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 as 53 percent of local residents have so far received at least one vaccine doze, according to the latest figures from the country's statistics service, Statistics Lithuania.

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1 244 new COVID-19 cases

On Thursday, 1 244 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already detected 255 384 coronavirus cases.

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FM vows to launch takeover talks as Belarusian spa's workers protest in Vilnius

Lithuania's Foreign Affairs Ministry has vowed to launch negotiations with Belarus on the takeover of Belorus, a Belarus-owned sanatorium situated in Lithuania's southern town of Druskininkai, as its workers staged a protest in Vilnius on Thursday.

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Lithuania to start vaccination of over 55s next week

Lithuania is planning to start administering OCIVD-19 vaccine shots to people aged 55 years and over throughout the country next week and then move down one age group each week, several unrelated sources confirmed to BNS on Thursday.

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1 293 new COVID-19 cases

On Wednesday, 1 293 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 254 091 COVID-19 cases.

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Mass vaccination to be started in May

Lithuania will begin mass vaccination of the population in May, earlier than expected, Health Minister Arunas Dulkys said on Wednesday.

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Lithuania to roll out ’Freedom ID' for those with immunity and negative test on May 24

The Lithuanian government gave the green light on Wednesday to roll out May 24 the so-called Freedom ID for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have already had the coronavirus, or have a negative test result.

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"Opportunity passport" could be rolled out in late May

The so-called opportunity passport could be rolled out in Lithuania on May 24 and would allow attending events of up to 500 people, being served inside public catering facilities and making use of other facilitation, according to a draft proposal on changes to the existing lockdown regime, submitted to the government by the Health Ministry.

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1 235 new COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, 1 235 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 252 699 coronavirus cases have been detected in Lithuania.

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Brazilian coronavirus variant found in Lithuania

The first case of the Brazilian variant of the coronavirus has been found in Lithuania, the country's National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory has reported on Tuesday.

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Single person's pension to be launched in July

Lithuania is likely to start paying a supplementary pension to single persons of retirement age in July, Social Security and Labor Minister Monika Navickiene said on Tuesday.

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Presidential aide: Lithuania has enough COVID-19 vaccines, registration system is key now

Lithuania has enough COVID-19 vaccines and must now focus on putting in place an efficient and smoothly functioning system of registration for vaccine shots, a presidential advisor said on Tuesday.

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