Posts published in Day: March 30, 2020

Coronavirus: five patients in intensive care, curve appears to be ‘flattening’

Monday, March 30, 2020

About a fourth of the diagnosed  coronavirus   patients in Lithuania are treated in hospitals, including five in intensive care, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Monday as the country’s Covid-19 count reached 491. “A hundred and sixteen patients are hospitalised, four are connected to oxygen in intensive care, there’s also one more complicated case with assisted ventilation,” Veryga said during a media briefing. Another 29 patients need assistance breathing,…

2020’s baptism by fire

Monday, March 30, 2020

Fire season in Latvia gets a bit dangerous when the illegal, but popular practice of burning last year’s grass begins in the spring – over the weekend the State Fire and Rescue Service had to put out 121 such fires , but this year landfill fires are entering the ring too – one on March 28 in Tukums and another today in Rīga, according to Latvian Television. Saturday VUGD firefighters…

When to get tested for Covid-19? New rules in Lithuania explained

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Lithuanian government pledged on Friday to increase the scope and rate of testing for the  coronavirus  . Under the new rules –when should you turn to the country’s healthcare service, and who is eligible to be tested for Covid-19? The Health Ministry said on Friday that all people experiencing cold-like symptoms associated with the coronavirus could now be tested. Those experiencing symptoms are split into two different groups:  The…

Vilnius to open ‘fever clinics’ for coronavirus patients

Monday, March 30, 2020

Vilnius Municipality will open two so-called fever clinics reserved for patients who are possibly infected with Covid-19, according to a press release. These temporary facilities will commence operations next to the Lazdynai and Naujoji Vilnia polyclinics, starting March 31. They are expected to be open from 08:00 to 20:00 on weekdays, but could also operate on weekends depending on demand. According to the Health Ministry guidelines, the clinics admit people…

Some 140 Lithuanian companies ready to provide medical equipment

Monday, March 30, 2020

There are around 140 Lithuanian companies that can produce the necessary medical and protective equipment against Covid-19, Enterprise Lithuania said. The government’s export promotion agency, which coordinates business support efforts during the coronavirus crisis, has made the list available to hospitals, businesses and other buyers of protective gear and services. “Businesses are really capable of producing and supplying [protective gear and services],” Jolita Mažeikienė, the head of communications at Enterprise…

Covid-19 in Lithuania may peak in early May, scientist says

Monday, March 30, 2020

  Coronavirus   infections in Lithuania will grow throughout April and are likely to peak in the first weeks of May, a Vilnius University scientist says. “Preliminary models developed by Vilnius University researchers suggest that the peak of the pandemic in Lithuania will occur over the first weeks of May,” Vytautas Kasiulevičius, vice dean of Vilnius University’s Faculty of Medicine, said on social media. He added that similar models elsewhere …

Coronavirus update: five patients in intensive care, curve appears to be ‘flattening’

Monday, March 30, 2020

About a fourth of the diagnosed  coronavirus   patients in Lithuania are treated in hospitals, including five in intensive care, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Monday as the country’s Covid-19 count reached 484. “A hundred and sixteen patients are hospitalised, four are connected to oxygen in intensive care, there’s also one more complicated case with assisted ventilation,” Veryga said during a media briefing. Another 29 patients need assistance breathing,…

General Сoronavirus

By Vairis Godmanis on Monday, March 30, 2020

The largest US exercises in Europe over the past 25 years, Defender Europe 2020 did not withstand the impact of the Сoronavirus and were canceled. 5.5 thousand American soldiers managed to arrive in Germany, but ships from the United States, which were sent to Germany, were turned around halfway. Defender Europe – 2020 exercises should have been given considerable attention to Poland and the Baltic states, however, the United States…

Lithuanian president nominates intelligence head despite overreach probe

Monday, March 30, 2020

The president is nominating the current head of Lithuania’s State Security Department (VSD) for the second term, despite allegations that the intelligence agency may have unlawfully investigated candidates before last year’s presidential election. President Gitanas Nausėda said on Monday that Darius Jauniškis would ensure continuity in the agency’s operations. “At this difficult time, it is important to ensure operational continuity of the state’s key institutions,” the president said in a…

Latvian farms look to employ those hit by crisis

Monday, March 30, 2020

Many Latvian farms lacked the necessary amount of workers before the Covid-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, and are turning to those newly unemployed due to the crisis to find new work hands, according to Latvian Agricultural Organization Cooperation Council (LOSP) Director General Guntis Vilnītis on March 29. “The field of work where you can make some money working in the fresh air while helping a farmer is very broad,” said Vilnītis.…