Suspicions brought against deputy health minister as part of coronavirus test probe

Lithuania's Finance Crime Investigation Service has brought suspicions against the country's Deputy Health Minister Lina Jaruseviciene as part of an investigation into procurement of rapid coronavirus tests.

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Vilna Gaon monument in Vilnius vandalized for 2nd time in 2 months

The monument to the Gaon of Vilna, the great 18th century Torah scholar, in Vilnius' Old Town was vandalized on Sunday for the second time in two months, the Police Department said on Monday.

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10 new coronavirus cases

On Sunday 10 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the outbreak of the pandemic the country has already detected 2120 cases.

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2-week isolation for returnees from France, Malta ordered

Lithuanian nationals returning from France and Malta have to self-isolate for two weeks as of Monday after the two countries were added to the coronavirus blacklist amid a rise in new COVID-19 cases.

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Two 'beaver hunters' fined EUR 7,500 euros each for illegally crossing border

A court in southern Lithuania has this week slapped fines of 7,500 euros on two men for illegally crossing the state border, the Prosecutor General's Office said on Friday.

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Veryga: health system could take care of e-health servers

The National Health Insurance Fund or another institution of the Lithuanian health care system could take over the responsibility for the e-health servers, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Friday.

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Court: law on referendum ruled unconstitutional

The new wording of Lithuania's Law on Referendum was adopted in 2018 through a procedure that violated the Constitution, the Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday.

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Veryga: Lithuania has enough coronavirus reagents

Lithuania has plenty of reagents for coronavirus tests at this moment and new orders are regularly done, the country's Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga says.

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Preparing for 2nd wave of coronavirus: Vilnius announced how we will live till Christmas

As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Lithuania went back up, the City of Vilnius has updated the action plan to combat coronavirus in order to bring the possible second wave of COVID-19 in the capital under control.

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Lithuania to introduce mandatory isolation for arrivals from France

People arriving to Lithuania from France will have to self-isolate for two weeks as of Monday, Lithuania's top epidemiologist Loreta Asokliene said on Friday.

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Face masks to be mandatory again in shops and service points

As of Saturday, 1 August, protective face masks will become mandatory again to wear on public transport and in enclosed shopping and service provision locations. The Government approved the decision on Wednesday.

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13 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday, 13 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania. In total, 2075 coronavirus cases have been recorded in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Jukna to lead Labor Party in October election

The Lithuanian Labor Party has named Vigilijus Jukna, a former agriculture minister, as their lead candidate for the October parliamentary election.

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Minister: requests on Egyptian man and Syrian family's arrival were not coordinated

Lithuania's Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius, substituting for Interior Minister Rita Tamasuniene, says the Lithuanian government's non-adopted decisions regarding the entry of an Egyptian man to be with his Lithuanian partner who is about to give birth, as well as regarding a Syrian family were not coordinated with him.

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19 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday 19 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lituania. The county has already detected 2062 cases of the dangerous virus.

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Lithuania brings back mandatory face masks in shops and public transport

The Lithuanian government decided on Wednesday to reintroduce the requirement to wear face masks in shops and on public transport as of Saturday in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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16 new coronavirus cases

On Tuesday 16 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, 2043 cases have already been recorded in the country.

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Government to decide on making mobile operators provide data on Lithuanians abroad

Lithuania's government is set to decide on Wednesday on whether to require that mobile network operators provide data on Lithuanian citizens abroad and, if necessary, help to contact them.

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Vilnius calls on Minsk not to launch Astravyets without eliminating shortcomings

Lithuania has called on Minsk not to launch the Astravyets nuclear power plants without the elimination of safety shortcomings.

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Registry Center says e-health system restored

Lithuania's electronic health services system is back up and running, the Center of Registers said on Tuesday.

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