New coronavirus case confirmed in Klaipėda

A Lithuanian student who arrived from Denmark has been diagnosed with the  coronavirus  , the mayor of Klaipėda has said on Saturday morning.

“It’s a young student who flew from Denmark to Lithuania on March 10 and took a bus from Vilnius [to Klaipėda], so there are a lot of risk factors in terms of human contacts,” Mayor Vytautas Grubliauskas shared on Facebook.

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He said the man was hospitalised in Klaipėda University Hospital.

This is the seventh Covid-19 case reported in Lithuania. Three people were diagnosed with the virus on Friday: a Spanish woman in Vilnius, a woman in Klaipėda and a man in Kaunas. All of them are thought to have contracted the disease outside of Lithuania.

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Additionally, a plane from Milan, Italy, carrying Lithuanian citizens landed in Vilnius early on Saturday. Two of them have reportedly been taken to hospital, though there are no confirmed coronavirus diagnoses.

 Lithuanian airports to check all arriving passengers 

All passengers arriving through Lithuania’s three international airports will have their temperature measured and will have to fill out questionnaires.

“From March 14, all incoming passengers without exception will be checked at Lithuanian airports by the National Public Health Centre, assisted by the military,” the company that runs the airports of Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga announced on Saturday.

The Lithuanian government has advised the country’s citizens to cancel or postpone all foreign trips. Eighteen countries have been categorised as high-risk due to coronavirus outbreaks.

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