8 new coronavirus cases

On Monday Lithuania has recorded 8 new COVID-19 cases. Overall, 2027 coronavirus cases have been detected in the country.

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A third of Lithuanians say coronavirus crisis hit their finances

One third of the Lithuanian population say the coronavirus pandemic has adversely affected the financial situation, according to a survey conducted by the pollster Vilmorus for BNS.

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Nine municipalities subject to intensive testing for COVID-19 this week

The districts of Trakai, Kedainiai, Sakiai, Moletai, Vilnius, Salcininkai and Klaipeda and the cities of Kaunas and Panevezys are this week subject to more intensive testing for COVID-19 than other Lithuanian municipalities, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

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11 new coronavirus cases

On Sunday 11 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 2019 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.

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Kucinskas' family hopes he won't be handed over to Russia

The family of Vidmantas Kucinskas, the founder of the Lithuanian Arvi business group who was detained in Slovenia in response to Russia's request last week, hopes he will not be handed over to Russia.

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Researchers: alcohol restrictions have not encouraged people to drink less

Despite the government-introduced alcohol consumption restrictions and increased excises, people's habits in Lithuania have not changed in essence, a new survey by Vilnius University researchers shows.

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Coronavirus-fighting medics to be awarded with EUR 200 vacation grants

Lithuania's Economy and Innovation Ministry has announced its decision to give 200 euros to medics fighting the coronavirus to have rest time in the fall, allocating a total of 10 million euros for the purpose.

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Nauseda: poverty level still very high

Lithuania's poverty statistics for 2019 signal an encouraging trend, but the level of poverty in the country is still very high, President Gitanas Nauseda said.

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Health Ministry may propose mandatory facemasks next week

The Lithuanian Health Ministry may propose next week to make facemasks mandatory again, but is yet to decide on specific settings where people would be required to cover their faces.

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Court: government violated journalists' rights by deleting recording

The Chancellery of the Government of Lithuania violated journalists' rights by refusing to provide and subsequently deleting the audio recording of a Cabinet's meeting in October, 2018, the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania has ruled on Thursday.

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Sources: businessman Kucinskas detained in Slovenia

Lithuanian businessman Vidmantas Kucinskas, the founder of the Arvi business group, has been detained in Slovenia as he is suspected of fraud in Russia, three independent sources have told BNS.

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COVID-19 cases on the rise but circumstances around many of them are clear

More than 50 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Lithuania this week and the circumstances surrounding the majority of them are clear, which is a good tendency, the country's National Public Health Center says.

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E-health system still down

Specialists are still working to get Lithuania's e-health system that has been down since Monday evening back up and running, the Center of Registers said on Friday morning.

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26 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday 26 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 1986 detected coronavirus cases in the country.

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Asylum to Russian oil contamination suspect granted

Lithuania gas granted asylum to Roman Ruzhechko, a suspect in a Russian oil pipeline contamination probe, the 15min.lt online news site reported on Thursday.

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Lithuania grants asylum to Russian oil contamination suspect

Lithuania gas granted asylum to Roman Ruzhechko, a suspect in a Russian oil pipeline contamination probe, the 15min.lt online news site reported on Thursday.

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9 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday 9 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, the country has already detected 1960 coronavirus cases.

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Spain may be added to coronavirus 'blacklist'

Lithuania may add Spain to its coronavirus blacklist list after a recent spike in infections in the country, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, cautioning travelers to consider the risk of having to self-isolate on return.

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Pompeo and Baltic countries condemn Russia's attempts to rewrite history

On Thursday Lithuanian Foreign Ministry released an official statement of Baltic countries and the US that condemns Russia's attempts to rewrite history.

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Politicians call for EU sanctions on Belarusian government

A group of Lithuanian MPs and MEPs have on Wednesday called for imposing EU sanctions on representatives of the Belarusian government, responsible for the ongoing repressions against the opposition and media in the run-up to the upcoming the presidential election.

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