Coronavirus: Lithuanian parliament cancels Independence Day events

The Seimas has cancelled March 11 Independence Restoration Day events at the parliament building.

“There will be no March 11 events inside. There will be a flag hoisting ceremony [outside] and a short statement in the Seimas’ plenary sitting hall on March 10,” he said, adding that all indoor events at the parliamnet will be cancelled until April 30.

Visits by several delegations to Lithuania will also be cancelled, Pranckietis said. The first sitting of the Seimas’ spring session is still scheduled to take place on March 10. The events commemoraitng the 30th anniversary of the Independence Restoration Day will take place at the parliament once the coronavirus threat diminishes, Pranckietis said.

LIthuania declared independence from the Soviet Union on March 11, 1990.

 

LRT.LT

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