Lithuania mulls restrictions on bars and mass events

On Monday, the government will reconsider whether to impose restrictions on bars, cafes, and restaurants to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

“We are planning to return to the discussion. On Monday, the Covid-19 management committee will talk about this. […] We will talk about public mass events and catering establishments’ work organisation,” according to Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga.

On Friday, Lithuania announced 172 new Covid-19 infections – a record number since the beginning of the pandemic. Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has previously  said the government is not considering new lockdowns, despite the growing number of coronavirus infections.

He also countered unsubstantiated rumours that a lockdown is to be introduced on October 16.

LRT.LT

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