Lithuanian PM vows to publish lockdown easing plan on Monday

  • 2021-02-05
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte says the Cabinet will approve a lockdown easing plan on Monday.

"I am fully convinced that we will be able to approve such a plan on Monday and we will be able to use it to make relevant decisions on when and under which conditions certain activities could be resumed," Simonyte told a press conference on Friday.

In her words, the government maintains that the pandemic situation in the country remains serious, despite having obliviously improved over the past several weeks.

According to the prime minister, decisions on specific activities and dates when some activities could be relaxed will be made following the approval of the lockdown easing scheme.

If it happens so that a need for longer restrictions emerges or they needed to be tightened again due to a worsening epidemiological situation, Simonyte does not rule out turning to the parliament with a proposal to change the existing scope of assistance for businesses and residents.

Early this week, the government let outdoor ski runs resume operation. It had been expected that decision would be made on letting beauty services and non-food shops to reopen but the issue was subsequently moved to next week.