Mayor: Vilnius hospital running out of COVID-19 beds

Almost all of the beds allocated for COVID-19 patients at Vilnius City Clinical Hospital are occupied, with half of the patients aged under 65 years, the capital's mayor said on Monday.

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597 new COVID-19 cases

On Sunday, 597 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 226 783 coronavirus cases.

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People aged 55-64 will be able to register for Pfizer vaccinations in Vilnius

People aged 55-64 will be able to register for Pfizer jabs in Vilnius as of Monday afternoon, the Lithuanian capital's municipality said.

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Lithuanian reopens three checkpoints on Belarusian border after year's break

Three border checkpoints on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border are resuming operation on Monday, Lithuania's State Border Guard Service says.

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Election watchdog to distribute over EUR 2.7 mln to political parties

Lithuania's Central Electoral Commission will on Friday distribute state budget appropriations worth more than 2.7 million euros to the country's political parties for the first half of this year.

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At least 5th of residents in five municipalities have received one vaccine doze

At least a fifth of residents have received at least one doze of a coronavirus vaccine in five Lithuanian municipalities, according to the latest figures from the country's statistics service, Statistics Lithuania, released on Friday.

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Automated embryo selection system might rise likelihood of success in treating infertility

The team of researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) were the first in Lithuania to apply artificial intelligence (AI) methods to evaluate data of human embryo development. The AI-based system photographs the embryos every five minutes, processes the data of their development and notifies any anomalies observed. This increases the likelihood of choosing the most viable and healthy early-stage embryo for IVF procedures. The innovation was developed in collaboration with Esco Medical Technologies, a manufacturer of medical equipment.

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Report: number of cyber security incidents up by quarter

The number of cybersecurity incidents in Lithuania rose by a quarter last year, and that was largely influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic when usual activities moved online due to restrictions, according to the 2020 National Cyber Security Status Report.

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442 new cases of UK coronavirus variant confirmed

Another 442 cases of the UK variant of the coronavirus and one new case of the South African strain have been confirmed in Lithuania, the country's National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory said on Friday.

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President calls on municipalities and residents to help seniors on vaccination

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has called on municipalities and other residents to help seniors to reach COVID-19 vaccination places and make sure they receive the right information.

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Every 13th residents experienced severe material deprivation last year

The level of severe material deprivation stood at 7.7 percent last year, down by 1.7 percentage points from 2019.

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1 155 new COVID-19 cases

On Thursday, 1 155 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 224 309 coronavirus cases.

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1,700 reports on adverse COVID-19 vaccine reactions received over 3 months

More than 1,700 reports on adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccine have been received in Lithuania since the start of vaccination over three months ago, Gytis Andrulionis, head of the country's State Medicines Control Agency, said on Thursday.

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1 067 new COVID-19 cases

On Wednesday, 1 067 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has detected 223 127 coronavirus cases.

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COVID-19 review: pandemic is gaining momentum since mid-March

The coronavirus pandemic in Lithuania has been gaining momentum since March 12 and for almost a month now there have been no days when the weekly number of new coronavirus cases would go down, and only the speed of the spread has been changing, according to the Lithuanian government's review into the COVID-19 situation.

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Immunity passports will start working, once all people get access to vaccines

Lithuanian immunity passports will start working once all residents have access to vaccines, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis says.

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Inter-municipal travel ban lifted

The ban to travel between municipalities expired in Lithuania last night.

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1 116 new COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, 1 116 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, the country has already detected 222 020 COVID-19 cases.

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Businessmen want facilitated entry for vaccinated Israeli tourists

Lithuanian tourism businessmen are proposing facilitating entry to Lithuania for vaccinated Israeli tourists, letting them stay at sanatoriums and also travelling within Lithuania.

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Lithuania lifts ban on travel between municipalities

The Lithuanian government is not extending the current ban on non-essential travel between municipalities, meaning that it will end as of Wednesday, Health Minister Arunas Dulkys said on Tuesday.

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