The Lithuanian government's revenue last month fell 31.1 percent below target, Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka says. To make up for the shortfalls and fund economic stimulus, the government has already borrowed 4.3 billion euros.
Twenty-eight million units of personal protective equipment (PPE) have already been delivered to Lithuania, enough to build up a month's inventory for hospitals tackling the coronavirus epidemic, according to a Lithuanian military officer.
The Baltic states seem to have coped with the coronavirus pandemic better than some of their better-resourced fellow EU member-states. Lower population density may be a factor in their success, argues Fransua Vytautas Razvadauskas of Euromonitor International.
Lithuania and Poland consider loosening restrictions for travel across their border, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Monday after a teleconference meeting with his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki.
They began as a necessity but ended up being a vehicle for fashion. Facemasks have been all the rage this season and deserve to be showcased in a fashion week, Lithuanian fashion designer Julia Janus has decided.
The quarantine introduced in Lithuania due to the coronavirus epidemic will remain in place for now, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga says, adding that he will propose to the government to extend the measure for another fortnight.
Lithuania’s health authorities are testing 9,000 randomly-selected volunteers to undergo Covid-19 testing. With one third of the tests complete, none were positive for the virus, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Monday.