8 border guards self-isolate after migrant tests positive for COVID-19

Eight Lithuanian border guards have to go into self-isolation after an Afghan migrant detained at the border with Belarus has tested positive for COVID-19, the State Border Guard Service said on Thursday.

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6 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday 6 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 1902 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country since the outbreak of the infection.

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Testing and isolation will be mandatory for arrivals from 3rd countries

Lithuania will make it mandatory for arrivals from third countries to undergo testing for COVID-19 and go into two-week isolation, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday.

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Nauseda: increased US military presence in Poland to benefit whole region

The possible deployment of more US troops to Poland will serve the security interests of the entire region, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Wednesday.

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21 new coronavirus cases

On Tuesday 21 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania. It adds to 1882 recorded cases in the country since the breakout of the pandemic.

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Five of 7 new coronavirus cases contracted abroad

Five of Lithuania's seven new coronavirus cases registered on Tuesday are thought to have been contracted abroad, the National Public Health Center (NPHC) said on Wednesday.

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Interior minister sees no need for tighter controls on returnees

Interior Minister Rita Tamasuniene currently sees no need for tightening controls on people returning to Lithuania from abroad, despite a spike in coronavirus cases in some countries.

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Only 1 new coronavirus case

On Monday, only 1 new COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Lithuania. In total, Lithuania has already recorded 1875 cases.

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Rzeczpospolita editor: Polish president sees Nauseda as his personal ally

Polish President Andrzej Duda regards Lithuania as a strategic partner and considers President Gitanas Nauseda as his personal ally, Jerzy Haszczynski, foreign affairs editor at the Polish daily Rzeczpospolita's foreign affairs editor, has said.

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Minister: facemasks to become mandatory again if coronavirus cases spike

The Lithuanian government would consider making facemasks mandatory in public again if coronavirus cases in the country spiked to over 15 per 100,000 people, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Monday.

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Lithuania sends medical supply to US for combating COVID-19 pandemic

On 15 July, Lithuania will send essential medical supplies for combating the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to the United States of America. The medical devices were manufactured in Lithuania, the Foreign Ministry of Lithuania informs.

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Nauseda congratulates Duda on re-election

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Monday congratulated Polish President Andrzej Duda on his re-election for a second term, emphasizing the importance of bilateral cooperation in defense and infrastructure projects.

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5 new coronavirus cases

On Sunday, 5 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 1874 confirmed cases in the country.

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Polish voters in Vilnius support Trzaskowski by large margin

A large majority of Polish citizens who cast their votes in Vilnius in Poland's presidential election runoff on Sunday supported Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.

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Skvernelis to lead Farmers and Greens' list in election

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis will lead the Farmers and Greens Union's candidate list in October's parliamentary election, the ruling party confirmed.

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Lithuania bans arrivals from Bulgaria, Romania

Lithuania has added Bulgaria and Romania to the list of countries from where travel is banned due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

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Chief of Defense: Lithuania’s air defense has reached new level

Lithuania’s air defense has reached a new higher level following the delivery of the NASAMS medium-range air-defense systems from Norway, Chief of Defense Valdemaras Rupsys has said.

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President signs law on status of Vilnius' central square

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Friday signed into law a bill giving a memorial status to Vilnius' central Lukiskes Square.

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Michel proposes to leave emigration compensation for Lithuania

European Council President Charles Michel's updated proposal for the EU's next long-term budget keeps in place additional funding for Lithuania in compensation for losses caused by emigration.

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4 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday, 4 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 1861 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.

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