468 new COVID-19 cases

On Thursday, 468 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 189 665 coronavirus cases.

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Minister: expanded COVID-19 death statistics show true morality rate

The true mortality rate in Lithuania became clear after the country's statistics service, Statistics Lithuania, started releasing more data on Thursday, the country's Health Minister Arunas Dulkys says.

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Lithuania records 487 new coronavirus cases

Lithuania has registered 487 new coronavirus infections and 19 deaths from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the country's statistics office said on Thursday morning.

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Šimonytė calls on people not to go to shops unless necessary

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte on Wednesday called on people not to go to shops or service providers unless necessary after the government allowed some of them to reopen next Monday,

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Lithuania allows hairdressers and some non-food shops to reopen next Monday

The Lithuanian Cabinet decided on Wednesday to allow non-food shops with direct street access and hairdressers and beauty salons to reopen next Monday.

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569 new COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, 569 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the country has already detected 187 991 coronavirus cases.

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Experts recommend giving AstraZeneca vaccine shots to people over 55

The Lithuanian government's expert panel on the coronavirus pandemic recommends not limiting the use of AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged under 55 years.

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Conservatives extend lead over Farmers and Greens

The ruling Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats continues to top popularity rankings and the opposition Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union holds onto its number two spot, but the gap between the two parties is widening, the latest opinion poll by Spinter Tyrimai showed on Tuesday.

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387 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 387 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 187 421 coronavirus cases.

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Lithuania steps up controls for incoming travelers

Lithuania is stepping up controls at Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga Airports and the seaport of Klaipeda for people arriving from foreign countries as of Monday in a bid to reduce the risk of spread of new coronavirus mutations.

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270 new COVID-19 cases

On Sunday, 270 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 187 039 coronavirus cases.

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Cancer survival rates improving in Lithuania, still lag behind EU

Cancer survival rates in Lithuania are improving but the country still lags behind the European Union, Sonata Jarmalaite, acting director of the country's National Cancer Institute, says.

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Over 90 percent illegal cigarettes come from Belarus

More than 90 percent of illegal cigarettes seized by the Lithuanian Customs last year were smuggled in from Belarus, the acting director of the Lithuanian Customs Department has said, adding that the situation requires political steps, too.

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Group of MPs become 'patrons' of Belarusian political prisoners

In a solidarity initiative to mark six months since protests against Alexander Lukashenko's regime broke out in Belarus, a group of Lithuanian parliamentarians have become patrons of political prisoners in the neighboring country.

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Simonyte vows to publish lockdown easing plan on Monday

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte says the Cabinet will approve a lockdown easing plan on Monday.

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Foreign minister presents 4 candidates for ambassadorial posts

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis confirmed that he presented for candidates for ambassadorial posts to the parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs (CFA) on Friday, but he would not disclose either their names or the countries.

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Border guard chief: Lithuania may step up controls on arrivals shortly

With some European countries closing their borders and imposing movement restrictions to ward off faster-spreading coronavirus strains, Lithuania may also step up controls on arrivals in the near future, the commander of the State Border Guard Service said on Friday.

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654 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday, 654 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 185 601 coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Some 311 reports on adverse COVID-19 vaccine reactions received in so far

Lithuania's State Medicines Control Agency received 311 reports on suspected adverse COVID-19 vaccine reactions were received during the first vaccination month, its head Gytis Andrulionis told a press conference on Thursday.

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Lithuania ranks 6th in Europe by COVID-19 case and death rates

Lithuania remained sixth in terms of the 14-day COVID-19 case notification rate among the European countries monitored by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and drops one notch to the sixth place in terms of 14-day death notification rate.

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