If needed, Lithuania would impose three-week lockdown – minister (media)

  • 2021-12-27
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNUS – If the epidemiological situation in Lithuania get worse and there was a need for a lockdown, it would last for three weeks and would involve remote learning and movement restrictions, Health Minister Arunas Dulkys says.

"All learning and education would move back into the remote regime, there would be movement restrictions, probably even inter-municipal ones. Well, let’s hope we won’t need that. We still need more information on how the new virus variant will act," he told the public broadcaster LRT on Monday.

Nevertheless, the minister added, the situation in hospitals remains stable for now but rising numbers in other countries and the spread of the new variant "is causing some concern".

"We are closely watching that, but we have returned after the holidays and the health system is stable," Dulkys said.

BNS reminds that the government has earlier decided to impose tight restrictions only if the ICU bed occupancy number reaches 240 beds.

The latest statistics show the total number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals now stands at 1,161, including 110 ICU cases.