Education minister pledges more focus on math after poor exam results

The poor results of this year's secondary-school graduation exam in mathematics have highlighted the need for systemic change in general education and greater assistance for students, Education Algirdas Monkevicius said.

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President and staff isolate after member had contact with COVID-19-infected person

All staff members of the Lithuanian presidential office, including President Gitanas Nauseda, are isolating after one staff member had contact with a coronavirus-infected person, Rida Jasulionis, spokesman for the president, told BNS on Friday.

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Lithuania puts 5 more countries on restriction list

Lithuania will on Monday introduce mandatory 14-day self-isolation for Lithuanians returning from Poland, the Netherlands, Iceland, Cyprus and Turkey, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

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US investment triples Lithuanian air base's capacity to host allied aircraft

The United States' 24-million-euro investment in the Lithuanian Air Force Base in Siauliai has tripped its capacity to host allied aircraft, Deputy Defense Minister Eimutis Misiunas said.

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Minister: key scenario is to start academic year normally

The key plan is to start the upcoming academic year normally but with extra security requirements, Lithuania's Education, Science and Sports Minister Algirdas Monkevicius says.

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Lithuania to register all air and sea travelers as of Monday

As of Monday, all travelers arriving in Lithuania from abroad by air or sea will have to register with the National Public Health Center (NPHC) by filling out a paper or online form before they disembark, according to a decree signed by Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga on Friday.

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Veryga: Poland 'very likely' to be added to coronavirus blacklist

Lithuania will decide on Friday if to impose a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period for arrivals from Poland, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said, adding that there is a good chance that the neighboring country will be on the updated coronavirus blacklist.

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23 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday 23 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 219 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.

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Nauseda calls on Health minister to cut short his vacation

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has called on the country's Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga to cut short his vacation, return to work and provide his explanation on corruption suspicions against Vice Health Minister Lina Jaruseviciene.

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24 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday 24 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 2171 coronavirus cases.

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Official: Belarus' N-plant won't start actual operations until year end

Belarus may officially open its Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) on Friday in a symbolic move ahead of this weekend's presidential election, but the facility is unlikely to start actual operations until late this year or early next year, the Lithuanian president's national security advisor said on Thursday.

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Lithuanian official: Belarus' N-plant won't start actual operations until year end

Belarus may officially open its Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) on Friday in a symbolic move ahead of this weekend's presidential election, but the facility is unlikely to start actual operations until late this year or early next year, the Lithuanian president's national security advisor said on Thursday.

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Lithuania to impose quarantine on returnees from Poland next week

A senior epidemiologist on Wednesday warned Lithuanians against travelling to Poland, saying they will most probably have to self-isolate for 14 days on their return from the neighboring country as of next week.

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No official information on Astravyet NPP's launch

Lithuania has no official information on the Astravyets nuclear power plant's planned launch on Friday, the chairman of the parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defense and the energy minister say.

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10 new coronavirus cases

On Tuesday 10 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 2147 coronavirus cases.

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Cautious and responsible approach to travelling is encouraged

Due to the growing number of COVID-19 infections in Europe, people are encouraged to be more cautious about their plans to travel abroad.

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Coronavirus-infected Franciscan monk dies

A coronavirus-infected Franciscan monk, 54, from the western coastal town of Kretinga died in Vilnius on Tuesday after undergoing treatment at Santara Clinics.

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Corruption-suspected health vice minister hands in resignation letter

Lithuania's Deputy Health Minister Lina Jaruseviciene recently named a suspect in an investigation being carried out by the country's Finance Crime Investigation Service handed in her resignation letter on Monday, the health minister's spokeswoman Lina Businskaite said.

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17 new coronavirus cases

On Monday 17 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 2137 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.

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Checkpoint on Lithuanian-Belarusian border to be opened

Lavoriskes-Kotlovka border checkpoint on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border will be opened on Tuesday.

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