Posts tagged as Aurelijus Veryga

Lithuanian health minister: Coronavirus hospital beds are filling up fast

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of beds for Covid-19 patients in Lithuania has been increased from 400 to 663, but half of them are already occupied, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Tuesday evening. “Around 50 percent have already been occupied,” the minister told reporters. Over the past weekend alone, 60 new coronavirus patients were hospitalised. “It means that the number is growing fairly fast and medical…

Lithuanian president: Health minister ‘can’t stay away’ during coronavirus procurement investigation

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Lithuania’s Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga has drawn criticism from the president for taking a break while his deputy is investigated for a suspected abuse of office in a 6-million-euro coronavirus tests deal. “In our opinion, Minister Veryga can’t stay away. He has to give his explanation, his take on the situation,” Darius Kuliešius, an adviser to President Gitanas Nausėda, told reporters on Tuesday. Veryga is on vacation until mid-August. “The…

Lithuania on track to lift quarantine next week, says health minister

Monday, June 8, 2020

Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said the country is on track to lift the nationwide quarantine on June 17. Lithuania has previously  adopted a four-point criteria to lift the quarantine, which includes for at least 90-percent of all new cases to be linked to existing clusters. Twenty cases of Covid-19 were confirmed over the weekend, with most of them being linked to a party in Kalveliai near the lithuanian capital. “Those…

Quarantine in Lithuania likely to be extended, though with fewer restrictions – minister

Monday, May 4, 2020

The quarantine introduced in Lithuania due to the coronavirus epidemic will remain in place for now, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga says, adding that he will propose to the government to extend the measure for another fortnight. “As far as the quarantine is concerned, there are no plans to lift it completely yet. I think the government will discuss further terms on Wednesday,” he said at a news conference on Monday.…

Lithuania’s coronavirus hotspot town remains sealed off until Friday

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Nemenčinė, a town north of Vilnius that became a  coronavirus   hotspot and was put under lockdown last Thursday, will remain sealed off until Friday night. The Lithuanian government decided on Wednesday to keep restrictions on entering and leaving the town of about 5,000 people in place until April 24. The government considered extending the measure for another week, but Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said at the Cabinet’s meeting that…

Lithuanian Health Minister shaves his head in solidarity with Lithuanian PM

Thursday, September 19, 2019

In solidarity with the Lithuanian PM undergoing cancer treatment, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga has shaved his head. In a post on social media, Veryga said “having hair, or not having them, is temporary,” He added that he would like to support those whose choice was not voluntary, “in solidarity with the prime minister and everyone who is faced with oncological diseases”. Plaukų buvimas ar nebuvimas 🙂 yra laikinas dalykas. Tai…