5 Lithuanians detained in three countries

Five Lithuanians have been detained in three countries, suspected of having created a deposit fraud scheme and caused damage valued at 1.5 million euros.

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Nauseda: Ukrainians wrote in blood during Maidan that they can determine country's future

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, currently on an official visit to Ukraine, on Thursday paid respect to Maidan victims, stating that the people of Ukraine this way wrote in blood that they can determine their future.

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Dulkys: Lithuania mulls offering AstraZeneca jab to all willing persons without queuing

Lithuanian authorities mull offering AstraZeneca jabs to all willing persons without following the priority order after resuming vaccination with that vaccine, Health Minister Arunas Dulkys has said.

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552 new COVID-19 cases

On Wednesday, 552 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. In total, Lithuania has confirmed 207 469 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Government lets children to go back to primary schools in 45 municipalities

Children will be able to return to schools in 45 Lithuanian municipalities as of Monday, the country's government decided on Wednesday.

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29 athletes fail to get 2nd doze after AstraZeneca vaccine is suspended

29 Lithuanian athletes, their coaches and medics getting ready for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics failed to receive the second vaccine doze after vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine was suspended in Lithuania, Lina Motuzyte, head of communication at the Lithuanian National Olympic Committee, told BNS on Wednesday.

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570 new COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, 570 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 206 889 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Health Minister ready to get AstraZeneca vaccine jab to dispel concerns

Lithuania’s Health Minister Arunas Dulkys plans to choose the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca, when it is his turn to receive a jab, in a bid to quell concerns about this vaccine’s safety.

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Sources: President might propose Simkus for central banker

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is considering nominating Gediminas Simkus, a board member of the central Bank of Lithuania, or presidential adviser Simonas Krepsta to lead the central bank.

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Amendments on mandatory COVID-19 testing for workers to be put before parliament

Amendments that would allow introducing mandatory regular COVID-19 testing for workers of certain areas will be put before the Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday.

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628 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 628 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, the country has detected 206 290 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Ministers drawing up plans to bring all children to primary schools

Lithuania's ministers for health and education ate drawing up plans to bring all children to primary schools. The Cabinet is scheduled to consider them on Wednesday, Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte said during the Cabinet's Monday meeting.

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Government extends movement restrictions in 16 municipalities

Lithuania's government on Monday extended the existing movement restrictions until the end of this month in 16 municipalities, including Vilnius and Vilnius District, Klaipeda and Neringa.

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Health Minister proposes extending movement restrictions in 16 municipalities

Lithuania's Health Ministry is suggesting extending the existing movement restrictions until the end of this month in 16 municipalities, including Vilnius and Vilnius District, Klaipeda and Neringa, according to a draft government resolution registered on Monday.

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Schools and museums reopen as government set to decide on movement relaxation

All shops with access from the street, as well as museums and galleries are reopening in Lithuania on Monday.

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249 new COVID-19 cases

On Sunday, 249 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, 205 644 coronavirus cases have been detected since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Health Ministry: no plans to suspend vaccination with AstraZeneca vaccine

Lithuania has no plans to temporarily suspend vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine, despite the fact that several EU member states have done that, a representative of the country's Health Ministry says.

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Military report 30 pct increase in disinformation incidents in February

Lithuanian military analysts recorded an increase of more than 30 percent in the number of disinformation incidents in February.

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Lithuania ranks 17th in Europe by COVID-19 case

Lithuania comes in 17th in terms of the 14-day COVID-19 case notification rate among the European countries monitored by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and was in the 13th place in terms of 14-day death notification rate.

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Mass vaccination should start from elder residents

Once mass COVID-19 vaccination starts in Lithuania, the recommendation would be to star from elder age groups, Vice Minister of Health Zivile Simonaityte says, adding that specific information should be released shortly.

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