7 new coronavirus cases

On Saturday, 7 new coronavirus cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, Lithuania has 1623 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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Preventive coronavirus testing strategy to be unveiled next week

A strategy on how members of the public will be preventively tested for the coronavirus is now being drafted and will be presented next week, Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Friday.

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Lithuania leads in Europe in terms of bullying among children and adolescents

Lithuania leads among European and other countries in terms of bullying among children and adolescents, the latest survey by the World Health Organization shows.

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Justice Ministry suggests extending early and home voting due to coronavirus

The Justice Ministry in Lithuania is suggesting extending early voting and voting at home from two to four days, taking into account the situation around the coronavirus pandemic, and is also proposing allowing voting not only at municipalities.

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12 new coronavirus cases

On Friday, 12 new coronavirus cases detected in Lithuania. Overall, 1616 cases have been recorded in the country since the outbreak of the virus.

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75 per cent of schools will finish academic year working remotely

As Lithuania's government has allowed schools to resume classes for primary schoolchildren as of next week and do so for elder children a week later, only a few schools in the country plan to resume normal in-class education, according to the information provided by municipalities , cited by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports.

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Eight Lithuanians freed from slavery in Spain

Eight Lithuanians have been rescued from modern slavery in Spain and local police officers have detained two other Lithuanians for abusing fellow nationals, Lithuania's Police Department said on Friday.

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Researchers: rapid tests not suitable for diagnosing coronavirus

Rapid coronavirus tests that can detect antibodies in the blood show the best results 14-50 days after the first symptoms of COVID-19 appear or the infection is confirmed via a PCR test, and, therefore, are not suitable for diagnosing the virus, Vilnius University (VU) said on Friday.

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11 new coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Thursday, 11 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, 1604 cases have been recorded in the country since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

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Orders imposed to terminate of national stadium contract

Lithuania's Public Procurement Service has ordered the Vilnius authorities to terminate a 156-million-euro contract on the construction and operation of a national stadium in the Lithuanian capital.

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Patient of embattled Vilnius hospital becomes 61st coronavirus fatality

Lithuania's 61 coronavirus fatality is a patient of Vilnius City Clinical Hospital which has become a COVID-19 hotspot, National Public Health Center (NPHC) said on Thursday.

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16 new coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Wednesday 16 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. On Thursday morning, there were 1593 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Skvernelis: lockdown likely to be extended with minimal restrictions

The national lockdown that was introduced in Lithuania in mid-March in a bid to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be extended beyond May 31, but only minimal restrictions will remain in place, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Wednesday.

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Lithuania allows relaunching flights to Norway

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday gave the green light for resuming regular flights to Norway, making it the fourth destination after Frankfurt, Riga and Tallinn allowed to reopen in the past two weeks.

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Colonel Dapkus proposed for commander of Riflemen's Union

Lithuanian National Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis is nominating Colonel Albertas Dapkus to lead the Lithuanian Riflemen's Union.

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15 new coronavirus cases

On Tuesday, 15 new coronavirus cases detected in Lithuania. It adds to 1577 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lithuania since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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F. Rabitz. Coronavirus pandemic reveals weaknesses of international cooperation

The current pandemic creates major challenges for international institutions and global governance. A lack of responsible and forward-looking governance means that the world is ill-equipped for effectively responding to the ongoing viral outbreak.

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McDonald's and Rimi workers in Vilnius test positive for coronavirus

McDonald's and Rimi workers in the Zirmunai area of Vilnius have tested positive for the coronavirus, Lithuania's National Public Health Center said on Tuesday.

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15 new coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Tuesday, Lithuania has had 1562 confirmed COVID-19 cases. On Monday, 15 new cases were detected.

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Presidential advisor: Lithuania must take advantage of COVID-19 crisis

Lithuania must take advantage of the coronavirus crisis and look for ways to emerge economically stronger from it, a presidential advisor said on Tuesday.

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