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Vilnius bars pledge to take stricter precautions against Covid-19

Owners of bars and restaurants in Vilnius have committed to taking stricter precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to a press release by Vilnius Municipality. However, they will not be required to cut working hours.

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Darnu Group establishes Sustainable Initiative Support Fund

Darnu Group, one of Lithuania’s largest living, business, and leisure space developers, founded a Sustainable Initiative Support Fund. The company has allocated half a million euros for the fund’s first year of operation.

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3 more countries added to isolation list

Travelers arriving in Lithuania from Italy, Bulgaria and Liechtenstein are required to self-isolate as of Monday.

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Coronavirus: Lithuania reports 205 new cases, 3 more deaths

Lithuania reported 205 new coronavirus cases on Monday morning, 70 of them in Vilnius County.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 205 new cases, 3 more deaths

Lithuania reported 205 new coronavirus cases on Monday morning, 70 of them in Vilnius County.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 205 new cases

Lithuania reported 205 new coronavirus cases on Monday morning, 70 of them in Vilnius County.

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Forbes: Prof Šikšnys deserves to share the glory of this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry still evokes resonance not only in Lithuanian but also in the most respective foreign publications. Various world science magazines write that Prof Virginijus Šikšnys from Vilnius University (VU) should share this Nobel Prize and fame with scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier from the Max Planck Institute in Berlin and Jennifer Doudna from the University of California for discovering and developing the gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9.

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Voters line up in Vilnius as early voting in parliamentary runoff begins

Several dozen voters braved the morning chill to queue outside a polling station in Vilnius' central Lukiskes Square as early voting in Lithuania's parliamentary runoff election started on Monday.

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205 new coronavirus cases

On Sunday, 205 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, 7726 coronavirus cases have been detected in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Lithuania updates blacklist, arrivals from Italy and Bulgaria required to self-isolate

Lithuania has added Bulgaria, Italy, and Lichtenstein to its blacklist, meaning that people arriving from the coronavirus-affected countries are now required to self-isolate.

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Kaunas unveils monument to Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during WW2

A monument to Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Lithuanian Jews by issuing them visas during World War Two, has been unveiled in Kaunas.

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Canada and Baltic states to hold yearly meetings, coordinate Belarus support

The foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Canada have agreed to hold annual meetings to build stronger ties.

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Financial Times recognises Klaipeda FEZ for sustainability

The annual Free Zones of the Year ranking, conducted by fDi Intelligence, a foreign direct investment service by the Financial Times group, recognised Klaipeda FEZ for sustainability solutions offered by its management as well as other companies operating within the Zone. It is the first award of this kind in Lithuania.

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Tikhanovskaya discuss possibility to relocate ice hockey championship from Minsk

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has raised the issue of relocating the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, scheduled to be co-hosted by Minsk, to step up pressure on Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, her spokeswoman confirmed to BNS on Saturday.

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Lithuania cuts isolation time for coronavirus patients

Coronavirus patients with no symptoms after 10 days of being diagnosed will be considered recovered from Covid-19 and released from self-isolation, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

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