Self-registration will be needed when mass coronavirus vaccine rollout starts

Mass vaccination is expected to start in Lithuania in late spring, a representative of the country's Health Ministry says. But no specific dates could be provided yet.

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355 new COVID-19 cases

On Thursday, 355 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 204 356 coronavirus cases.

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Minister: almost 17 pct of Lithuanians have immunity to COVID-19

Almost 17 percent of the Lithuanian population already have immunity to COVID-19, Health Minister Arunas Dulkys said.

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UK coronavirus variant found in 30 out of over 500 samples

Thirty out of over 500 samples sequenced in Lithuania this week came back positive for the new strain first detected in the United Kingdom, the National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory (NPHSL) said on Wednesday.

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Lithuania offers assistance to Estonia

Lithuania has offered its assistance to Estonia, as the country is in a dire coronavirus situation, and is awaiting a response on how it could help Estonia, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte said on Wednesday.

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Driving lessons and exams resume in Lithuania

Driving lessons and exams are resuming in Lithuania on Wednesday, and also all travelers are required to have a negative coronavirus test in advance before arriving into the country.

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460 new COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, 460 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 203 386 coronavirus cases.

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Expert: too soon to speak about Easter restrictions, it'll depend on UK variant

It’s too soon to speak about any temporary restrictions over Easter as everything will depend on the spread of the UK variant of COVID-19, says Vaidotas Grigas, a member of the group of experts advising the Lithuanian government.

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462 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 462 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 202 900 coronavirus cases.

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Group of MPs want Lithuania to help Polish women end pregnancies due to fetal defects

A group of Lithuanian parliamentarians suggest that the government offer assistance to Polish women who want to terminate their pregnancies due to fetal defects amid a near-total ban on abortion in the neighboring country.

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Lithuania to consider limiting movement restrictions to hardest-hit municipalities

The Lithuanian government's emergency commission proposes to lift the ban on non-essential travel between most municipalities from mid-March, except for those with the highest infection rates, Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite said on Monday.

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Zelensky's adviser in Vilnius: Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is part of hybrid war

The Ukrainian government considers the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V to be part of hybrid war in the country, Ihor Zhovkva, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's adviser on foreign policy issues who visited Vilnius earlier this week, said in an interview with BNS.

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213 new COVID-19 cases

On Sunday, 213 new coronavirus cases were detected in Lithuania. In total, 202 430 COVID-19 cases were recorded in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Report: Russia may use cargo tracking system as lever against neighbors

A new unified digital cargo tracking system developed by Russia is a new lever of influence over neighbors, Lithuanian intelligence bodies warned on Thursday.

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Lithuania plans to open business representation in Taiwan this year

The Lithuanian government announced on Thursday plans to open a business representation office in Taiwan this year, a move that may prompt outrage from China's communist authorities.

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Intelligence: Russia sent Prigozhin's impersonator to Vilnius for info attack on Lithuania

Lithuania's intelligence claims Russia made a failed attempt last year to carry out an information attack on Lithuania, using an impersonator of Yevgeny Prigozhin, an oligarch close to the Kremlin regime.

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Number of cyber attacks increased by 1.5 times during the lockdown

According to the Association of Lithuanian Banks, phishers caused damage of more than EUR 4.5 million to the Lithuanian population during the past year. This was done by using fraudulent e-mails and messages to tempt people to invest in financial schemes. Meanwhile, a report issued by Risk Based Security revealed that there were over 37 billion records compromised in 2020, representing a 141% increase compared to the number in 2019.

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Lithuania ranks 19th in Europe by COVID-19 case

Lithuania comes in 159th 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 15th place in terms of 14-day death notification rate.

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Belarus asks Lithuania to extradite ex-presidential candidate Tsikhanouskaya

Belarus has asked Lithuania to extradite Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the leading opposition candidate in last year's presidential election.

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434 new COVID-19 cases

On Thursday, 434 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. In total, the country has already recorded 201 335 coronavirus cases.

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