Alcohol poisonings in Lithuania halve during coronavirus quarantine

  • 2020-06-15
  • BNS/TBT Staff
VILNIUS - The number of alcohol poisonings halved in Lithuania during the coronavirus quarantine, the director of the Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department said on Monday.  A total of 304 alcohol poising cases were registered in the country between March 16 and May 1, down from 778 in the same period last year, according to Renaldas Ciuzas. "I believe there are economic reasons behind the decrease, too. Job losses and unemployment led some people to reconsider their expenditure in certain areas," he told a news conference. ...
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