LRT

Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) is the national public broadcasting company of Lithuania.

Lithuanian-made electric buses to enter service in Klaipėda

Two electric buses developed by Lithuania’s Vėjo Projektai are due to enter service in Klaipėda, the country’s third largest city, after the Easter weekend.

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Lithuania calls on EU to reconsider Mobility Package

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius called on the EU not to adopt the controversial Mobility Package during the coronavirus crisis.

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Lithuania bans intercity travel over Easter weekend

The Lithuania government on Wednesday announced a ban on intercity travel over the Easter weekend.

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Lithuanian government extends quarantine, makes facemasks mandatory

The Lithuanian government decided on Wednesday to extend the existing quarantine for another two weeks, tightening some restrictions while relaxing others.

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Lithuanians stranded abroad urged to stay put

Some 180 Lithuanian nationals are stranded abroad and unable to return home, Giedrius Surplys, a government spokesman, said on Wednesday, urging them to return only after the quarantine is lifted.

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NATO aircraft to deliver medical supplies to Lithuania

A NATO aircraft will deliver a shipment of medical supplies to Lithuania in the near future, according to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius.

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Lithuania mulls borrowing up to €2bn in capital markets

Lithuania intends to borrow in the international capital markets, Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka said, in addition to 1.5-billion-euro loans secured from international financial institutions.

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Lithuania offers €100,000 in medical aid to Italy and Spain

Lithuania plans to send 100,000 euros-worth of aid to Italy and Spain, the worst-hit EU nations by the coronavirus, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday.

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Lithuanian parliament approves pay rise for medics

The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, unanimously approved a pay rise of 60–100 percent for healthcare workers, including residents, who work in coronavirus hotspots during the quarantine.

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Coronavirus: 32 new infections, over 20 outbreak points in Lithuania

Thirty-two new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania over Tuesday, a smaller number than in previous days. The total number of coronavirus infections in the country stands at 912.

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Coronavirus update: 32 new infections, over 20 outbreak points in Lithuania

Thirty-two new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania over Tuesday, a smaller number than in previous days. The total number of coronavirus infections in the country stands at 912.

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New law allows Lithuanian government to regulate prices

The Lithuanian government will be able to regulate prices of essential goods during quarantine after the parliament passes the law in second attempt.

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Coronavirus: 135 medics infected in Lithuania, nearly 1,000 in isolation

All regions in Lithuania, excepted for Telšiai, have reported medical workers infected with the coronavirus, according to the National Public Health Centre.

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Lithuania's food industry asks for quarantine exemptions, warns of chaos

Representatives of Lithuania's food industry asked the government for special quarantine rules, saying that disruptions in food production could result in “general chaos”.

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Lithuania joins Covid-19 treatment trials

Lithuania is joining an international clinical trial launched by the World Health Organization to find treatment for Covid-19, according to Santara Clinics in Vilnius.

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Lithuanian Railways halves passenger routes due to dropping demand

Lithuania's state-owned Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) is suspending service on 30 routes, in addition to 76 previous closures, but has pledged to ensure inter-city connection.

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Lithuanian parliament approves intelligence chief for second term

The Lithuanian parliament backed the appointment of Darius Jauniškis as director of the country's State Security Department (VSD) for a second term.

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Quarantine triggers surge in parcel volumes – Lithuanian Post

In March, parcel volumes across the country increased by nearly 90 percent year-on-year. the state-owned Lietuvos Paštas (Lithuanian Post) said on Tuesday.

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Lithuania to resettle two refugee children from Greece

Lithuania has accepted for two unaccompanied minors to be transferred from Greece, the interior ministry confirmed on Monday.

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Lithuania to extend quarantine, but some shops may reopen – prime minister

The government will decide on Wednesday whether to extend the quarantine by two weeks, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, some small businesses might be allowed to reopen after Easter.

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