Lithuania would be financially capable of withstanding another coronavirus outbreak, Finance Minister Vilius Sapoka said on October 13, adding that the government is unlikely to reintroduce the stringent quarantine measures that were in place last spring. In a bid to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, the government introduced a nationwide lockdown on March 16, closing Lithuania's borders and imposing restrictions on trade and services. It started to gradually ease the restriction in the second half of April.
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