Twelve municipalities placed under quarantine

The Lithuanian government decided on Wednesday to place another 12 Lithuanian municipalities under quarantine.

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Bars and restaurants ordered to close at midnight

Bars, restaurants and nightclubs will have to close at midnight and register their visitors starting next Monday as part of measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Government to consider proposal to combine schools' fall holidays and remote work

As the coronavirus continues to spread at educational establishments in Lithuania, the country's government is set on Wednesday to consider a proposal to extend nex week's fall holidays in schools with work from home, Education, Science and Sport Minister Algirdas Monkevicius says.

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Record number of new corona virus cases again

On Wednesday, the new record number of new COVID-19 cases have been released in Lithuania. On Tuesday, 311 new coronavirus cases were detected in the country.

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507 Belarusians let to come on humanitarian grounds

A total of 507 Belarusian citizens have been allowed to come to Lithuania on humanitarian, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Nausėda condemns ex-speaker's remark about Tomasevski

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda condemned on Tuesday a recent remark by Arunas Valinskas, a TV show host and a former parliamentary speaker, about MEP Valdemar Tomasevski, leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance (EAPL-CFA).

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Skvernelis calls for 2-week 'pause' in public life

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis called on Tuesday for a two-week pause in public life, saying the government is planning to extend next week's school holidays for a week and asking people to avoid gatherings and strictly follow safety precautions.

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202 new coronavirus cases

On Monday, 202 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. In total, the country has already announced 7928 coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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3 more countries added to isolation list

Travelers arriving in Lithuania from Italy, Bulgaria and Liechtenstein are required to self-isolate as of Monday.

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Voters line up in Vilnius as early voting in parliamentary runoff begins

Several dozen voters braved the morning chill to queue outside a polling station in Vilnius' central Lukiskes Square as early voting in Lithuania's parliamentary runoff election started on Monday.

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205 new coronavirus cases

On Sunday, 205 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, 7726 coronavirus cases have been detected in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Tikhanovskaya discuss possibility to relocate ice hockey championship from Minsk

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has raised the issue of relocating the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, scheduled to be co-hosted by Minsk, to step up pressure on Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, her spokeswoman confirmed to BNS on Saturday.

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Belarusian swimmer Herasimenia seeks support for her country's athletes in Vilnius

Belarusian swimmer Alexandra Herasimenia is seeking to pool support in Vilnius for athletes who have been affected by Minsk's repressions, and also attract the international community's attention to the ongoing crackdown on athletes.

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Nauseda: Navalny couldn't be poisoned without Kremlin's knowledge

There are many signs that Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny could not be poisoned without the Kremlin's knowledge and involvement, therefore, a response involving sanctions is necessary, says Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda attending a European Council meeting on Friday.

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New record number of new coronavirus in Lithuania

On Thursday, a new record number of 281 COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, 7041 coronavirus cases have been detected in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Criteria for people to be considered coronavirus-free to be changed

Criteria for people to be considered coronavirus-free will be changed soon, Vice Minister of Health Kristina Garuoliene says.

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Drive-in voting allowed for quarantined people

The Lithuanian Health Ministry will allow voters in self-isolation due to COVID-19 to vote in special drive-in polling sites to be set up in six municipalities for next week's runoff parliamentary election.

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Defense spending to reach 2.01-2.09 percent of GDP next year

Lithuania's defense budget is projected to exceed 2 percent of GDP in 2021, according to the Defense Ministry.

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Record 255 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday, the record number of 255 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. In total, the country has already recorded 6760 coronavirus cases.

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Government's deficit estimated at 5 pct GDP next year

Lithuania's general government deficit is estimated at 5 percent GDP next year, the country's Finance Ministry announced on Wednesday, having presented next year's budget bill.

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