Ex-Lithuanian leaders get COVID-19 jabs

Ex-Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus and his wife Alma, as well as the country's first factual post-independence leader Vytautas Landsbergis were on Thursday vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Election watchdog cancels MP Guoga's mandate

The Lithuanian Central Electoral Commission on Friday cancelled Antanas Guoga's mandate as a member of the Seimas and gave the parliamentary seat to Arturas Skardzius.

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Minister: mask wearing, travel restrains may be reviewed shortly

The Lithuanian government may review the facemask-wearing rules and restrictions on travel between municipalities in the near future, Health Minister Arunas Dulkys has said.

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663 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday, 663 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 192 986 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Majority of people come from Poland without pre-filled NPHC forms

The majority of people come to Lithuania by road having not filled in the mandatory form of the National Public Health Center, border guards say.

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Lithuania voices concern over situation in Georgia

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it was concerned about the recent political situation in Georgia.

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365 new COVID-19 cases

On Wednesday, 365 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, the country has already detected 192 193 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Mayors criticize cabinet for postponing easing of travel restrictions

The mayors of Siauliai, Panevezys and Alytus have criticized the government for postponing decisions on easing travel restrictions between the cities and surrounding municipalities.

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376 new COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, 376 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. The country has already detected 191 821 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Many people travel to Poland without pre-filled forms, no queues

As Lithuania stepped up controls on the Polish border on Wednesday morning, quite a number of people still don’t have special pre-filled forms but there are no queues yet, a representative of Lithuania's State Border Guard Service said.

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Diplomats push Britain on more expansive work visas

Lithuania's diplomatic service wants the United Kingdom to make work visas for Lithuanian citizens cheaper, calling the existing rules discriminatory.

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Lithuania to introduce controls on roads to Poland as of Wednesday

Lithuania is set to introduce controls on roads to Poland as of Wednesday morning in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus mutations.

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Lithuania condemns military coup in Myanmar

Lithuania condemned the recent military coup in Myanmar at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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203 new coronavirus cases

On Sunday, 203 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 190 937 coronavirus cases.

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Border guards detain 12 Iranians for illegal border-crossing

Officers from the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service detained 12 Iranian citizens in the northeastern Ignalina District soon after midnight on Tuesday after they illegally crossed the country's border. They all later asked for asylum.

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Some 1,500 more people died in January

Some 5,000 people died in Lithuania in January, up by 1,500, or 41 percent, from the same period in last year, the latest demographic figures from the country's statistics service, Statistics Lithuania, showed on Wednesday.

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Government updates Pfizer agreement on additional 1.24 mln vaccine dozes

The Lithuanian government on Friday backed an updated agreement on the acquisition of additional 1.24 million BioNTech/Pfizer coronavirus vaccines.

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Language watchdog proposes three name variants to change name for Belarus

The State Commission of the Lithuanian Language (VLKK) has considered Belarusian opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's request to change Lithuania's official name of Belarus into Belarusia and is suggesting continuing discussions on three possible name variants, including Gudija, Baltarusia or Baltoji Russia (translates literally as White Russia).

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Dead swan tests positive for bird flu in Kedainiai

A dead swan found in Lithuania's central city of Kedainiai has tested positive for highly-pathogenic bird flu, the country's State Food and Veterinary Service said on Friday.

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Government OKs coronavirus testing in Vilnius as part of pilot school project

The Lithuanian government agreed on Friday to preventively test families and workers from the coronavirus as part of resumption of in-person education at Vilnius school.

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