Lithuanian general, 2 other officers quarantined in Vilnius after trip to Germany

  • 2020-03-11
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuanian Land Force Commander Brigadier General Raimundas Vaiksnoras was taken from Vilnius Airport straight to a hospital to be tested for coronavirus after he returned from a trip to Germany last night. 

The general and two military officers who accompanied him on the trip will be under quarantine in the capital's Santaros hospital until their coronavirus test results come in, the Defense Ministry said. 

The measures were taken following international media reports that two military officers tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a military conference that took place in Wiesbaden, Germany, on March 5-6. 

The Lithuanian Land Force commander and one of the accompanying officers attended a conference in Poland before returning to Vilnius last night. 

The third officer came back to Lithuania earlier and on Wednesday went to the hospital himself.  

General Jaroslaw Mika, one of Poland's top military commanders, tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from the conference in Wiesbaden last Friday, the country's Defense Ministry confirmed on Tuesday.