Posts published in Day: May 24, 2020

Coronavirus: 12 new infections, mostly in Vilnius

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Lithuania has confirmed 12 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total to 1,616 the National Public Health Centre said on Saturday.  In total, 1,135 people have already recovered. An elderly person with chronic illnesses has died from Covid-19 in Telšiai, western Lithuania, bringing the country’s total number of deaths from the coronavirus to 63. Eight people who had the virus died from other causes. In the last…

Coronavirus update: Lithuania confirms 7 new cases, most linked to Vilnius hospitals

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Seven new coronavirus infections were reported in Lithuania on Sunday morning, bringing the total count of Covid-19 cases to 1,623, according to the Health Ministry. Three of the new cases are linked to Vilnius City Clinical Hospital, the National Public Health Centre told BNS. A patient, a staff member and a family member of a former patients tested positive for the virus. One more case is a former patient of…

One more case of coronavirus detected in Latvia

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Latvia recorded just one more case of COVID-19 on May 24, increasing the total number of cases from 1,046 on Saturday to 1047 on Sunday. No more fatalities were recorded. The new figure was released by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) which said 1,203 tests had been conducted during the previous 24-hour period.  In total 99,049 tests have been carried out since February 29. 25 patients are in hospital, most of whom have moderate symptoms…

How West learnt from East to wear facemasks

Sunday, May 24, 2020

What is the history behind the humble facemask, the stigmas surrounding it and its recent adoption by the Europeans?Jeremy Van der Haegen reports from Brussels. European countries have been turning towards the use of face masks in their coronavirus exit strategies since the end of April. Asian Europeans were the earliest adopters of masks when the virus first started making waves in the West. While they are dealing with public…