Scientists: coronavirus may claim around 200 lives in Lithuania

The novel coronavirus may claim around 200 lives in Lithuania and the strain on hospitals is likely to peak in early May, according to a forecast released by Vilnius University scientists on Friday.

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276 medics are isolation in Lithuania

There are over 270 medics in coronavirus isolation in Lithuania, the country's government said on Friday.

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"Take my kids": children from social risk families, elderly suffer from quarantine

Children from social risk families and elderly people have become even more vulnerable during the existing quarantine in Lithuania, and nongovernmental organizations providing assistance to them start lacking funds and volunteers.

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696 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lithuania

On Friday, 3rd April, there were 696 confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Lithuania.

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Two flights from Minsk to Vilnius to take place on upcoming weekend

Two flights from Minsk to Vilnius will take place under exceptional conditions over the upcoming weekend, Rasa Jakilaitiene, spokeswoman for Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told BNS.

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Disinformers take advantage of COVID-19 crisis

“Pharmaceutical industry denies the fact that vitamin C kills coronavirus”, “Lithuania has chosen natural selection – only the strongest will survive”, “NATO “helps” Lithuania by spreading Covid-19”. These are just a few false facts recently spread in Lithuania. Algirdas Kazlauskas, analyst at Debunk.eu notes that the lockdown and online shift of public life have significantly activated misinformation about the coronavirus. Debunk.eu made a research of online activities in Lithuania and spotted the false news during the first two weeks of quarantine.

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Philosopher Radzvilas-led National Alliance registered as political party

The National Alliance, a new political party led by philosopher Vytautas Radzvilas, has been formally registered.

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649 confirmed coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On 2nd April there were 649 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lithuania.

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US organization expands its cooperation with Lithuanians in fight against Chinese disinformation

The Alliance for Securing Democracy, an independent organization operating in the United States, has launched a monitoring of misleading information in China this week. A new version of the “Hamilton” dashboard, which has so far been used to track Russian disinformation, has been developed for this purpose. The AI based tool “Debunk.eu”, created by Lithuanians, has previously been included in “Hamilton” to monitor Russian information channels, and consequently, this cooperation has been extended to the monitoring of China's disinformation.

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Lithuania bans all passenger air and ferry travel from Saturday

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday imposed a ban, effective from Saturday, on all passenger air and ferry travel, except for the ferry route between the German port of Kiel and Klaipeda.

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Veryga: coronavirus situation in Belarus raises concern

The coronavirus situation in Belarus is raising concern, Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga says.

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Harsher penalties for flouting coronavirus quarantine rules

The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday imposed harsher penalties for those flouting coronavirus quarantine rules but did not back the government's proposal to increase prison sentences if a person's guilt for spreading the virus is proved.

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Coronavirus cases rise to 581 in Lithuania

On Wednesday, 1st April, there were 581 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lithuania.

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Coronavirus pandemic: 537 cases in Lithuania

On Tuesday, 30th March, 46 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania. In total there were 537 confirmed cases in the country.

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8th death in Lituania due to coronavirus

On Tuesday it was announced about another death of a patient with the novel coronavirus.

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27 severe coronavirus cases in country

Lithuania currently has 27 severe COVID-19 cases and the coronavirus outbreak has not yet peaked, the country's chief epidemiologist said on Tuesday.

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Coronavirus pandemic: 533 cases in Lithuania

On Tuesday, 30th March, 42 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania. In total there were 533 in the country.

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31 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Lithuania

31 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania on Monday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 491, the country's Health Ministry said.

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COVID-19 spread curve shows signs of flattening in Lithuania

There are signs that the coronavirus spread curve in Lithuania is flattening, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Monday.

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Two fever clinics set to commence operations in Vilnius on Tuesday afternoon

The Municipality of Vilnius is opening two fever clinics following last Wednesday’s Ministry of Health (SAM) mandate for municipalities to set up special temporary facilities to accept people with fevers and possible coronavirus infections. These clinics will commence operations next to the Lazdynai and Naujoji Vilnia polyclinics, starting tomorrow (31 March). The clinics are expected to be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, but could also operate on weekends depending on the amount of traffic they receive.

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