More than 360 imported COVID-19 cases since first confirmed infection

Lithuania recorded 362 imported COVID-19 cases in the period between the confirmation of the first coronavirus infection in the country and the beginning of this week, the National Public Health Center (NPHC) said on Friday.

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Nauseda: Lithuania will have to go back to financial discipline after corona crisis

Once the coronavirus crisis ends and the economic situation gets back to normal, Lithuania will have to go back to financial discipline, which will involve efforts to lift some of the tax breaks and to ensure more effective tax collection, President Gitanas Nauseda said at an annual news conference on Thursday.

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3 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday, 3 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 1857 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country.

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Loop traffic has taken effect in Vilnius Old Town

On 7 July, a new order for arranging traffic in Vilnius Old Town took effect – visitors and residents of the Old Town will continue to be able to access their homes, workplaces and sites of attraction, but will not be able to cross the Old Town. What should we know in the face of the change?

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Self-isolation required for arrivals from 58 worst hit countries

The Ministry of Health has updated the list of countries most affected by coronavirus infection (COVID-19). Self-isolation will be mandatory for those coming from the listed countries. The list applies to the residents of our country returning to Lithuania and to those foreigners who hold a permission to enter Lithuania. As per the extended list of most affected countries, self-isolation will also be mandatory for arrivals from Ukraine, Luxembourg, Serbia and Montenegro.

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Media watchdog bans Russian broadcaster RT

The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (LRTK) on Wednesday banned Russia's broadcaster RT over its ties to Dmitry Kiselyov, a Kremlin propagandist on the European Union's black list.

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10 new coronavirus cases

On Tuesday, 10 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania. All of them imported or from already detected hotspots of the infection.

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Lithuania set to purchase COVID-19 drug remdesivir

Lithuania plans to purchase remdesivir, an antiviral drug used for the treatment of COVID-19, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Franciscan monk in Kretinga tests positive for coronavirus

A Franciscan monk living in a Franciscan monastery in Kretinga, Western Lithuania, had tested positive for coronavirus, the National Public Health Center (NPHC) confirmed to BNS on Tuesday.

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3 new coronavirus cases

On Monday, 3 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, there have been 1844 detected cases in the country.

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Foreigners from Sweden, Luxembourg, Portugal banned from entering

Foreigners from Sweden, Luxembourg and Portugal will be banned from coming to Lithuania next week, based on the list approved by Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga.

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Survey: more Lithuanians view Belarus as unfriendly state

The number of Lithuanian residents considering Belarus to be an unfriendly state is rising amid ongoing disagreements over the Astravyets nuclear power plant, a new public opinion survey has revealed on Friday.

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Belarus: fish kill in River Nemunas near Grodno triggered by natural and climatic causes

The die-off of fish and other aquatic organisms in the River Nemunas near Grodno in Belarus was triggered by natural and climatic causes, Belarus Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection said in a response to the note earlier issued by Lithuania.

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Lithuania hands over to Russia regarding serious environmental violations in Baltic Sea

On 3 July, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania handed over a verbal note to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vilnius in response to information that had appeared in the public domain regarding serious environmental violations on the D-6 offshore platform on the continental shelf of the Baltic Sea.

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LGBT community calls on president to show solidarity and wear rainbow badge

Representatives of Lithuania’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and their supporters gathered near the president’s office in Vilnius on Friday to call President Gitanas Nauseda to show solidarity and wear a rainbow badge.

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First ladies discuss challenges brought by COVID-19 pandemic

Lithuania’s First Lady Diana Nausediene and Elke Budenbender, spouse of Germany’s president, discussed the countries’ experience in fighting COVID-19 and the challenges brought by the pandemic during a video call on Thursday, the president’s office said in a press release.

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President congratulated Belarus on Independence Day

President Gitanas Nausėda extended congratulations to President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus on Independence Day and wished the people of Belarus for a strong, independent and prosperous country.

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Twelve suspects and convicts brought by military plane from UK

Twelve suspects and convicts whose extradition had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic have been brought to Lithuania from the United Kingdom by a military plane Spartan, the Police Department reported on Friday.

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3 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday, 3 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, 1828 COVID-19 cases have been detected in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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7 new coronavirus cases

After three days with only 1 new coronavirus case, on Wednesday, Lithuania has detected 7 new COVID-19 cases.

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