Lithuania extends lockdown for another month

Lithuania’s national lockdown, which includes restrictions on businesses and intercity travel, will be extended until the end of February, the government decided on Wednesday.

Introduced in mid-December, the measures were to expire on January 31.

The proposal to extend the lockdown, drafted by the Health Ministry, notes that while infection numbers have gone down, “the number of new weekly cases remains significant”.

According to the ministry, Lithuania diagnosed 14,415 new infections between January 12 and January 25, or 515.6 per 100,000 people.

Mortality also remains high: 849 people in Lithuania died of Covid-19 in January so far, only slightly down from 1,176 deaths reported in December.

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