853 new COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, 853 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic the country has already detected 216 119 coronavirus cases.

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Inter-municipal "social bubbles" cancelled to reduce general movement

Social bubbles between municipalities were cancelled to reduce general movement, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte says.

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Cabinet won't ease coronavirus lockdown this week

The Lithuanian government will not relax the coronavirus lockdown rules this week, but in the near future it may consider allowing some activities to reopen for limited working hours, Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte said on Tuesday.

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Lithuania to consider reopening theaters

The Lithuanian government will next month consider allowing theaters, philharmonic halls and chamber spaces to reopen, but the ban on large events will remain in place at least until summer, Culture Minister Simonas Kairys said on Monday.

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831 new COVID-10 cases

On Monday, 831 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic the country has already recorded 215 212 coronavirus cases.

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President: education and culture establishments reopened too late

The Lithuanian government reopened educational and cultural establishments too late, President Gitanas Nauseda said on Monday, adding that there should be more flexibility in deciding whether to allow events to run.

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Nauseda says Putin can be called a killer

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Monday that he could call Russian President Vladimir Putin a killer.

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Updated list of affected countries

Following the Friday update, the Principality of Andorra, Aruba, the Republic of Bulgaria, Kosovo, the French Republic, the Italian Republic, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of North Macedonia and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay have been added to the list of countries whence arrivals fall subject to tighter self-isolation requirements; the Republic of Slovenia has been removed from the list. There is a new requirement for crew members who plan to stay in Lithuania longer than 72 hours to bring in a negative COVID-19 test or get tested in Lithuania.

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Sabatauskaite appointed equal opportunities ombudsperson

Birute Sabatauskaite, a lawyer and head of the Lithuanian Center for Human Rights, has been appointed Lithuania’s equal opportunities ombudsperson.

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418 new COVID-19 cases

On Sunday, 418 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 214 365 coronavirus cases have been detected in the country.

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Disabled Lithuanians may expect help from personal assistants from July

A new type of help for the disabled – a personal assistant – should be introduced in Lithuania this year.

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Major increase in Pfizer vaccine deliveries expected in April

Lithuania expects a significant increase in Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine deliveries in April, Aiste Suksta, spokeswoman for the country's Health Minister Arunas Dulkys, told BNS on Thursday.

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Educational, healthcare and pharmacy staff to be tested for COVID-19 periodically

Healthcare and educational staff as well as persons providing social services and drugstores’ employees will have to test periodically for COVID-19 in Lithuania whereas salespersons, sportsmen, cultural workers and hairdressers will have to test before resuming work, the government decided on Friday.

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PM: situation regarding people arriving in Lithuania is under control

The situation regarding people arriving in Lithuania is under control, therefore, the government does not consider imposing any additional restrictions, Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte has said.

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816 new COVID-19 cases

On Thursday, 816 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 212 676 cases.

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Government reinstates restrictions on movement between municipalities

The Lithuanian government on Friday reinstated restrictions on movement between municipalities that would remain in place until April 6.

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Foreign Ministry turned to EC over EU sanctions against Belarusian spa

Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry turned to the European Commission with a request to evaluate whether it was correct to place Belorus, a Belarusian-owned spa in Lithuania, under the European Union's (EU) sanctions against the Minsk regime and the information received left no reason to doubt about the application of those measures, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told the MPs on Thursday.

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Baltics blacklist another 118 reps of Belarusian regime

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have put another 118 representatives of the Belarusian regime to their sanctions lists, banning them from coming to the Baltic states, Lithuania's Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday.

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Lithuania and another 18 countries back mechanism to document right violations in Belarus

Lithuania and 18 other countries have expressed their full support for a newly-established platform for the collection of information about human rights violations committed by the regime of authoritarian Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

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769 new COVID-19 cases

On Wednesday, 769 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Lithuania has detected 211 804 cases.

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