Vilnius mayor calls for vaccination of broader groups

Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Simasius on Tuesday called on the government to open up access to vaccination to broader groups of people.

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686 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 686 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 220 900 coronavirus cases.

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Parliament OKs procurement of EUR 100 mln batteries

The Seimas of Lithuania on Thursday approved the procurement of energy batteries worth around 100 million euros after 120 lawmakers voted in favor of the proposed amendments to the Law on Electricity, one was against and five abstained.

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Defense Minister expects army to be vaccinated over three months

Lithuanian National Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas expects the country's army and military personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19 over the upcoming three months, with vaccination done in units via the Military Medical Service.

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Mass vaccination aimed to start by June 1

The Lithuanian government expects to start mass vaccination against COVID-19 by June 1, an official said on Friday.

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Flow of disinformation up 18 pct last year

Some 3,412 cases of hostile or non-friendly information activity against Lithuania were recorded in 2020 and there were 10 hostile information operations, up 18 percent from 2019, the Lithuanian army's Strategic Communication Department says.

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Fifth of schoolchildren have tried drugs

A fifth of schoolchildren in Lithuania have tried drugs, according to the results of the latest European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD), presented on Monday.

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Police launch 42 cases on lockdown violations during music awards

Lithuania's Kaunas County Police have launched 42 administrative cases against individual persons following the M.A.M.A. music awards at the Zalgiris Arena in Kaunas last weekend.

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Domestic violence protection order plan to be introduced

There are plans to introduce domestic violence protection orders in Lithuania to be able to immediately separate abusers from their victims, Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite says.

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Lithuania ranks 20th in EU by COVID-19 cases

Lithuania currently ranks 20th in terms of the 14-day COVID-19 case notification rate among EU member states and is in 16th place in terms of the 14-day death notification rate, according to the weekly coronavirus situation update published by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on Thursday.

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Officials detain 15 Iraqis at border with Belarus and 5 Afghans in truck

Lithuanian border guards detained 15 illegal Iraqi migrants close to the border with Belarus on Thursday and police found five Afghan citizens in a truck stopped in Kaunas on the same day.

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Enhanced screening for those travelling by long-distance trains and buses during Easter

Over the Easter holiday, until 6 April, screening of travel purposes of passengers travelling by trains and regular buses where municipality borders are crossed is to be enhanced. By the order of the State Commander of National Emergency Operations, officials performing screening procedures will be assisted by Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration (hereinafter – LTSA) officials.

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810 new COVID-19 cases

On Thursday, 810 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 217 865 coronavirus cases.

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Parliament appoints Simkus to lead central bank

The Seimas of Lithuania on Thursday appointed Gediminas Simkus as board chairman of the country's central Bank of Lithuania.

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Lithuania plans no further foreign travel restrictions

The Lithuanian government is not planning to tighten the rules for travelling abroad, Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte said on Thursday.

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869 new COVID-19 cases

On Wednesday, 869 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 217 005 coronavirus cases.

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NGOs: Belarusian regime targets most vulnerable people

Belarus' regime is targeting, among others, the most vulnerable groups in society, representatives of the neighboring country's non-governmental organizations have said.

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Vilnius to use Litexpo exhibition hall for mass vaccination

Vilnius is planning to turn the Litexpo exhibition hall into a mass COVID-19 vaccination site.

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COVID-19 outbreak hits 3rd mink farm

A new COVID-19 outbreak has been confirmed on a mink farm in the southern Lithuanian district of Lazdijai, near the border with Poland, the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) said on Wednesday.

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Court tightens sentences for Mel and Ivanov in Jan 13 case

Lithuania's Court of Appealed on Wednesday decided to partially satisfy part of the appeals against the previous court ruling in the high-profile January 13 case and change the punishment for Yuri Mel and Genady Ivanov and another 14 convicts.

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