PM promises more information on vaccination benefits in minority languages

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte promised to provide more information about vaccination benefits in national minority languages as she visited the districts of Vilnius and Svencionys and the town of Visaginas on Friday.

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Eight candidates apply for Lithuania's EU General Court position

Eight candidates have submitted their applications to represent Lithuania at the European Union's General Court, the country's Justice Ministry said.

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5th of population has received at least one vaccine doze

Almost a fifth of Lithuania's population has received at least one doze of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the latest figures from the country's statistics service, Statistics Lithuania.

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Simonytė on church services: we must try not to worsen situation

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte on Friday thanked the Catholic Church for helping to bring the COVID-19 under control and spoke of the need to try and make sure the government's recent lockdown easing and the Church's decision to resume services with people in attendance not to worsen the situation.

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PM: Poland had a reason for expelling Russian diplomats

Poland had a reason to expel Russian diplomats, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte said on Friday, commenting on the neighboring country's recent decision.

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Simonyte: vaccination-trailing municipalities „moving in right direction"

Lithuanian municipalities that are underperforming in terms of vaccination are moving in the right direction, Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte says, visiting vaccination centers in Vilnius region on Friday.

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Churches to resume services with people

Churches in Lithuania will resume services with people in attendance as of the upcoming Sunday, the Lithuanian Bishops' Conference said on Friday.

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Landsbergis: situation in Ukraine worse than before Crimea's annexation

The situation in Ukraine looks worse than before Crimea's annexation in 2014 amid Russia's ongoing military-build-up, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis says.

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1 088 new COVID-19 cases

On Thursday, 1 088 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, 231 601 cases have been detected in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Lockdown extended until June

The Lithuanian government on Thursday decided to extend the existing lockdown until June but also to ease restrictions for trade, cultural, sports and catering establishments over the next two weeks.

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1 168 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday, 1 168 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already detected 230 462 coronavirus cases.

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Foreign minister: Russia's invasion of Ukraine could be 'on the table'

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a possibility that cannot be ruled out, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said on Thursday as he left for a solidarity visit to Kyiv.

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Lithuania mulls easing rules for vaccinated people

The Lithuanian government is considering extending the coronavirus lockdown until June, but relaxing more restrictions for vaccinated people and those who have had the virus, and allowing bars, cultural venues and gyms to reopen.

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Medical services restrictions led to some 10,000 excess deaths

Almost 10,000 people have failed to receive necessary medical assistance and died over the past 12 months after restrictions on planned medical services were introduced in Lithuania last year in response to the spread of COVID-19 within medical establishments, Julius Sabatauskas, a Social Democrat deputy speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, says.

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Woman and three children die in fire

A woman and three children died in a fire in a village in Lithuania's northeastern district of Anyksciai last night.

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1 284 new COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, 1 284 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already detected 229 260 coronavirus cases.

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Armonaite: Ministry calls for immunity passports to open up more activities

Lithuania's Economy and Innovation Ministry is calling for the introduction of an immunity passport to open up more closed sectors.

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Medicines body skeptical of delaying 2nd Pfizer vaccine shot

Lithuania's State Medicines Control Agency is skeptical of an idea to delay the second dose of the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine so that more people could be given the first shot.

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President wants people with disabilities prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda wants people with disabilities to be added to the list of groups prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination to help them better integrate into the labor market, his social policy advisor said on Tuesday.

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1 088 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 1 088 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 227 889 coronavirus cases have been detected in Lithuania.

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