Lithuanian govt to decide on lifting COVID-related extreme situation regime

  • 2022-04-20
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – The Lithuanian government will on Wednesday decide on the lifting of the extreme situation regime declared at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago.

A respective proposal calls for the lifting of the regime as of May 1, leaving in place the usual safety recommendations, such as to wear protective face masks, often disinfect and wash hands, keep a distance from others, etc.

The extreme situation regime has remained in effect without interruption for around two years.

Most of the restrictions have now been lifted, except for the requirement to wear face masks in medical and care facilities and on public transport.

The isolation period for people who test positive for COVID-19 has been shortened to five days, and those who have had contact with an infected person are no longer required to self-isolate.

According to the data from Statistics Lithuania, Lithuania has recorded more than 1 million coronavirus infections and more than 9,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in the country.