Simonyte apologizes for 'expectations that shouldn't have been raised'

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte apologized on Wednesday evening for the government's raising of lockdown easing expectations before a decision was made.

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721 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday, 721 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already recorded 184 948 coronavirus cases.

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Lithuania decides not to ease lockdown for now

The Lithuanian government decided on Wednesday not to ease the lockdown restrictions for now, reversing earlier indications that it might allow non-food shops and hairdressers to reopen.

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760 new COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, 760 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. The country has already detected 184 208 COVID-19 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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President calls for sanctions over Navalny's incarceration

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has called on EU and global leaders to respond to the recent ruling by a Russian court that handed a real prison term to the Kremlin's biggest critic Alexey Navalny.

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Chief epidemiologist: UK coronavirus variant could've entered in November

Lithuania's chief epidemiologist Loreta Asokliene says the more contagious British variant of the coronavirus could have arrived in the country and began to spread here back in November, but the strain is not dominant.

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Navickienė calls Employment Service's reorganization key point of her agenda

As unemployment continues to rise in Lithuania, the country's Minister of Social Security and Monika Navickiene has vowed to reorganize the Employment Service.

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546 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 546 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. 17 people died yesterday of COVID-19.

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Presidential adviser: we'll have several hundred thousand vaccines every week in spring

The numbers of COVID-19 vaccine dozes will go up as early as February and several hundred thousand vaccine dozes will be delivered to Lithuania every week in March and April, Simonas Krepsta, an adviser to Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, says.

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Lithuania confirms UK coronavirus variant

A person in Lithuania has been diagnosed with the British variant of the coronavirus, the Health Ministry confirmed on Monday.

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1st batch of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine expected this week

The first batch of the coronavirus vaccine created by British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is expected in Lithuania on February 7, the country's Health Ministry says.

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355 new coronavirus cases

On Sunday, 355 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 182 893 coronavirus cases.

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Lithuania remains at No. 35 in global corruption perception index

Lithuania failed to improve its score in Transparency International's latest global Corruption Perception Index, staying at number 35 in the world.

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Vilpisauskas. Lithuania's foreign policy – principles without a strategy?

Following the president-initiated Foreign Affairs Coordination Council's meeting in the middle of January, Asta Skaisgiryte, the president's chief advisor on foreign affairs, said that Lithuania's long-term strategy on the Belarusian issue should be drafted. It should be viewed as recognition that Lithuania's policy towards Belarus has not been effective.

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Polish Union to carry out Polish minority census

The Union of Poles in Lithuania will carry out a census of the Polish minority in the country alongside the ongoing national census being carried out by the country's statistics service, Statistics Lithuania.

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COVID-19 vaccination plan: mass vaccination should start in July

Lithuania's Ministry of Health plans to start mass vaccination of people against the coronavirus in the country in July. Until then, the plan is to immunize several dozen different priority groups, according to the vaccination plan released on Friday.

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Rakutis quits as head of parliament's commission over Holocaust comments

Lithuania's conservative MP Valdas Rakutis is stepping down as head of the parliamentary Commission for the Cause of Freedom and the National Historical Memory after his comments on the Holocaust drew widespread criticism.

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Government moves to block deal on Chinese scanners at airports over security concerns

The government has taken steps to bar China's state-controlled Nuctech from installing X-ray baggage scanning equipment at Lithuanian airports over national security concerns.

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860 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday, 860 new COVID-19 were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 181 028 coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Pre-school and primary school teachers should be vaccinated over February

Pre-school and primary school teachers in Lithuania are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 over February, the country's Minister of Education, Science and Sports Jurgita Siugzdiniene says.

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