Hookah party in Lithuania leads to coronavirus outbreak

Nine people in Lithuania got infected with Covid-19 after sharing a hookah at a party.

“All the nine people who got infected [at the party] were smoking hookah, there were about 30 guests in all,” Rolanda Lingienė of the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) told reporters on Monday. “If more people smoked, we’re expecting more infections.”

About 100 people who were in contact with the infected smokers have been instructed to self-isolate, she added.

All of them are considered “high risk” contacts and include employees of Trakai Municipality, the police, and several logistics companies.

Seventeen new coronavirus cases were reported in Lithuania on Monday morning and 79 infections over the past weekend.


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