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Vilnius hospital under scrutiny after 7 patients die from Covid-19

After seven patients died from Covid-19 in a Vilnius hospital, the authorities are planning to turn to prosecutors for an investigation.

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Lithuanian cafes no longer required to ensure 10 metres per customer

Lithuania’s government has removed the requirements for bars, cafes and restaurants to ensure a space of 10 square metres per customer during the coronavirus quarantine.

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Belarus to import US oil via Lithuania

A first shipment of US oil for Belarus will arrive in the Lithuanian port of Klaipėda in early June. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

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Jonas Čeponis: Universities cannot remain the same – they must change - the Lithuania Tribune

People face a lot of problems daily – at home, work, school or university. Challenges not only force us to get out of our comfort zone, to find the most relevant information and to look [...]

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A water shield designed by students to reduce indoor air pollution

Air pollution remains one of the most severe issues facing the world today, even though air quality has improved a lot due to recent pandemic restrictions. It is common for us to think about outdoor air pollution, but indoor air quality – office, home, or education institution – is equally important. Students, who came from Georgia to study at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU), tried to solve this problem by designing a multifunctional device that resembles a waterfall to purify air within large public premises.

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LGBT rights survey shows little progress in Lithuania

Eleventh ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map, an annual survey of LGBT+ rights in European countries, shows little progress in Lithuania over the last year.

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New China-Europe freight train arrives in Lithuania

… arrived on Saturday in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, the China Post Group … rail service from Yiwu to Vilnius will run at the … service to Europe arrived in Vilnius, loaded with much-needed medical … first of its kind to Lithuania, the rail service aimed to …

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Reflections of Lithuanian manors in the water: spring journey -

The magnificent image of the manors is often supplemented by water bodies of the natural landscape, while local and foreign landscape specialists...

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Rail Baltica through the eyes of businesses – benefits in the billions of euros

Sceptical musings still emerge that Rail Baltica is a project, which, aside from its security function, will not be financially tenable. On reviewing an Ernst & Young analysis of the project and its near future plans, it appears that with the first trains rolling out, those, who proclaim optimistic forecasts, will be left smiling because the benefits will be counted in the billions of Euros.

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Tourism sector and hotels expect recovery as border reopen

As the Baltic states have recently reopened their internal borders after two months of lockdown, representatives of Lithuania's tourism sector say this relaxation should promote outbound tourism.

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Lithuania's tourism sector pins hopes on reopening borders

The opening of Baltic borders will give a boost to Lithuania's hard-pressed tourism industry, but the country should put effort into attracting travelers, the sector's representatives say.

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AirBaltic resumes Vilnius–Riga flights

Latvian airline AirBaltic is relaunching Vilnius–Riga flights on Monday.

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Lithuanian song wins Germany's substitute Eurovision

German viewers chose Lithuania's entry as the winner of their substitute of the Eurovision Song Contest final on Saturday night, after the real version was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus: 6 new cases, 3 deaths in Lithuania

Lithuania confirmed six new coronavirus cases over Sunday, the country's Health Ministry said on Monday morning. One Covid-19 patient passed away in Vilnius Clinical Hospital.

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Coronavirus update: 6 new cases, 3 deaths in Lithuania

Lithuania confirmed six new coronavirus cases over Sunday, the country's Health Ministry said on Monday morning. One Covid-19 patient passed away in Vilnius Clinical Hospital.

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