Posts published in April 2020

Coronavirus: 10 new cases, Covid-19 confirmed at 14 nursing homes

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Lithuania has confirmed 10 new cases of the coronavirus, the country’s National Public Health Centre said on Thursday morning. The total number of infections now stands at 1,385. Meanwhile, 589 people have recovered, 595 are in self-isolation, 45 have died, and 751 are still infected with Covid-19. A total of 125,555 tests for Covid-19 have been carried out in the country since the beginning of the epidemic, including 7,354 on…

Coronavirus updates: 10 new cases, Covid-19 confirmed at 14 nursing homes

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Lithuania has confirmed 10 new cases of the coronavirus, the country’s National Public Health Centre said on Thursday morning. The total number of infections now stands at 1,385. Meanwhile, 589 people have recovered, 595 are in self-isolation, 45 have died, and 751 are still infected with Covid-19. A total of 125,555 tests for Covid-19 have been carried out in the country since the beginning of the epidemic, including 7,354 on…

Urban beekeeping begins atop Rīga theater

Thursday, April 30, 2020

During the month when World Bee Day reminds us of the important roles bees play in our world and their declining numbers(May 20), the Daile Theater roof will become home to three bee colonies, according to theater representative Marko Rass on April 30. “Compared to the countryside the city is free from the pesticides used in farming. The Daile Theater surroundings and all of Rīga are full of blossoming trees,…

Vilnius Airport becomes drive-in cinema as virus halts flights

Thursday, April 30, 2020

With the pandemic grounding flights across the world and in Lithuania, a drive-in cinema has opened atop the tarmac of the now deserted Vilnius Airport. The organisers of Vilnius International Film Festival saw this downtime as an opportunity to screen films while the movie theatres are closed due to the nationwide quarantine. According to Algirdas Ramaška, director of the Vilnius Film Festival, Aerokinas (Aircinema) will offer a new type of…

Longer weekends? Lithuanian PM suggests it may improve efficiency

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Lithuania may consider having 2.5-day weekends to improve productivity and promote consumption, according to Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. “I would like to have such a discussion in the public, especially in regards to those groups of workers who are under huge psychological pressure, […] like medics and social workers,” the prime minister said in the parliament on Thursday. He said that one shorter workday a week could improve efficiency. However,…

Short stories of Lithuanian art. Kazimiera Zimblytė

Thursday, April 30, 2020

LRT and MO Museum bring you a series of videos presenting 20 key Lithuanian artists of the 20th century. Kazimiera Zimblytė (1933–1999) Kazimiera Zimblytė joined the ranks of Lithuania’s most important artists only after Independence. In the Soviet era, she refused to follow official requirements for art. Since the 1960s, she was creating abstract art that the Soviet regime considered ideologically suspect. State-run exhibition halls were closed to abstract painters.…

Lithuanian police to step up patrols, use drones during long weekend

Thursday, April 30, 2020

As Lithuania is heading for a three-day weekend that includes Mother’s Day on Sunday, the country’s authorities are stepping up effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The police will patrol in the country’s resort towns and at cemeteries and use drones to make sure that people comply with quarantine rules, Interior Minister Rita Tamašunienė said on Thursday. “The major focus will be on resort areas, parks, seaside areas, beaches,…

Online hackathon aims to help creative industries

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Another online hackathon has been announced, this time aiming to contribute to the future of the creative industries. HackCreative: An Industry Transformed, a cultural and creative industry hackathon, will take place online from May 1-3, bringing together technology enthusiasts as well as creative and cultural industry professionals and other stakeholders. The three most successful projects will share a cash prize fund worth 10,000 euros supplied by Swedbank. “The COVID-19 crisis…

Latvia’s COVID-19 case total inches up to 858

Thursday, April 30, 2020

A further 19 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Latvian territory April 30, increasing the total number of cases from 849 on Wednesday to 858 on Thursday. No more deaths were recorded. The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 3,075 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period. In total 57,886 tests have been carried out since February 29. 42 patients are in hospital, most of whom have moderate symptoms…

Lithuania’s resort town allows reopening hotels on May 11

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Palanga, Lithuania’s resort town on the Baltic coast, will allow hotels and other accommodation service providers to reopen as of May 11. The coastal resort, along with the spa towns of Druskininkai and Birštonas, banned hotel services in late March as part of their coronavirus quarantine measures. The restrictions were not introduced by the municipality of Neringa on the Curonian Spit, however, another prime holiday destination in Lithuania. On Thursday,…