Minister: facemasks to become mandatory again in Lithuania if coronavirus cases spike

  • 2020-07-13
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The Lithuanian government would consider making facemasks mandatory in public again if coronavirus cases in the country spiked to over 15 per 100,000 people, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Monday.

"There's no need for that now, but if we reached (...) at least 16 cases per 100,000 population, then I think we would return to the requirement to wear masks," he told BNS. 

The minister said facemasks would initially be reintroduced in public transport, shops and mass gatherings. 

The average incidence of COVID-19 in Lithuania currently is 1.9 cases per 100,000 people.