Lithuania to lift last restrictions, if coronavirus situation continues to improve –PM

  • 2022-03-15
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – The Lithuanian government will lift the remaining pandemic restrictions if the coronavirus situation in the country continues to improve, Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte says.

"If these trends continue, then the government will consider lifting those remaining COVID restrictions," the prime minister told reporters at the parliament on Tuesday.

Currently, people are still required to wear medical masks or respirators in shops and services provision premises, as well as other recommendations remain in place.

"We cannot yet say that there is a very clear downward trend in cases. (...) The decline has slowed lately, and the best way to describe the situation is that it is stable and not worsening," the prime minister said, adding that existing ICU figures are causing optimism.

"We now see figures we have not seen for half a year, maybe even longer," she said.

Based on official statistics, hospitals are currently treating 1,378 patients with COVID-19, 63 of whom are in intensive care.