Residents ordered to wear facemasks in public

It will be mandatory to wear facemasks in public in Lithuania as of Friday, the country's government decided on Wednesday.

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Government decided: two more weeks of quarantine

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday extended the existing quarantine for another two weeks but relaxed some conditions.

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4th week of quarantine: 912 coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Wednesday morning Lithuania has already recorded 912 coronavirus cases since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

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Lithuania to take part in “solidarity” clinical trial for COVID-19 treatments

Lithuania is joining an international clinical trial launched by the World Health Oranization (WHO) and partners to help find an effective treatment for COVID-19, Vilnius' Santaros hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Lithuania, has said on Tuesday.

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Parliament backs Jauniskis' appointment as SSD chief for 2nd term

The Seimas of Lithuania on Tuesday backed the appointment of Darius Jauniskis as director of the country's State Security Department for a second term.

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COVID-19 cases raise to 880 in Lithuania

On Tuesday, 7th April, there were 880 confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Lithuania. On Monday 37 new cases were detected.

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Russia’s attempts to spread panic and distrust over virus monitored

The Lithuanian State Security Department (SSD) is monitoring the attempts to spread panic over COVID-19 and sees an increase in activity on the part of Russia aimed at misinforming the public, Darius Jauniskis, chief of the intelligence agency, said on Monday.

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Entry to all cities and towns to be restricted over Eastern weekend

Entry to all cities and towns in Lithuania will be restricted over the upcoming Easter weekend, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis announced on Monday.

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Ursula von der Leyen. How our Europe will regain its strength

The last few weeks have turned our world upside down. It seems like a lifetime ago that we were going about our everyday business. But by now, some of you reading will have had symptoms, many of you will know someone who is sick and every single one of us are worried about our loved ones.

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14th coronavirus death recorded in Lithuania

A coronavirus-infected person died in Lithuania's northern city of Panevezys on Monday, bringing the total toll to 14, the Health Ministry said.

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Levels of trust in institutions could be key in combatting COVID-19

Tackling the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has required unprecedented responses from national and local governments, the European institutions, financial institutions and non-political institutions such as the legal system and the police.

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811 coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Sunday morning, there were 811 COVID-19 cases in Lithuania. 10 deaths related to the novel coronavirus have been reported in the country.

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10th coronavirus death reported

Another patient infected with COVID-19 died in Lithuania on Saturday, bringing the country's death toll from the coronavirus to ten, the Health Ministry said.

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Lithuania counts 771 confirmed coronavirus cases

On Saturday morning there were 771 confirmed coronavirus cases in Lithuania. On Friday, 75 new patients were diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Lithuania no longer allows cars from Russia, Belarus to enter

A ban for passenger cars to enter Lithuania from Belarus and Russia have come into force on midnight, and people will be able to enter from Latvia and Poland via two border checkpoints.

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President signs into law tougher penalties for breaking quarantine rules

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has signed into law a legislative package introducing tougher penalties for those flouting quarantine rules and broadening the list of authorities that can impose fines for violations, Antanas Bubnelis, the president's spokesman, confirmed to BNS.

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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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