Posts tagged as coronavirus

Coronavirus: Lithuania hits second daily record in a row with 424 cases

Friday, October 23, 2020

Lithuania reported 424 new coronavirus infections on Thursday morning, breaking the record of daily increases second day in a row. Five people died of Covid-19 in the country on Wednesday, the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) announced. The previous daily record, 311 cases, was reported on Wednesday. Almost half of the new cases, 200, were in Vilnius County, 80 were confirmed in Kaunas County. According to the NVSC, 159 cases…

LRT English Newsletter: Yellow, green and red of Covid-19 in Lithuania

Friday, October 23, 2020

LRT English Newsletter – October 23, 2020 With daily coronavirus case counts breaking records almost every day this week – and hitting a whopping 424 on Thursday – Lithuania’s government introduced a traffic light system to highlight the worst-affected areas.  Thirteen “red” municipalities   will be put under local quarantines, while Vilnius and most other major cities have been labeled “yellow” – meaning the pandemic may tip them into red,…

Coronavirus influences patterns of ATM usage

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The coronacrisis has influenced human behavior in numerous ways, some directly, some indirectly. Among the latter category is the usage of automated teller machines (ATMs), also known as cash machines or bankomāti, according to data from Luminor bank. In the summer months, the average amount of money withdrawn from ATMs has remained unchanged compared to the previous year – an average of 163 euros are withdrawn in cash per month, according…

Covid case total increases by 44

Monday, October 19, 2020

44 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Latvia October 19, taking the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,494. SPKC said 2,215 tests were conducted during the previous 24-hour period. 2% of tests conducted were positive (down from 2.1% the previous day). This last figure is becoming increasingly important as a measure of Latvia’s ability to control the spread of the coronavirus. More than 3% means that the…

Johnson Johnson’s aborted baby Covid-19 vaccine harms trial participant

Friday, October 16, 2020

Things are going exceptionally poorly for Big Pharma in its quest to release “warp speed” vaccines for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). The latest casualty is Johnson & Johnson, which halted its trial due to an “unexplained illness” in one of its participants. Similar to what happened with AztraZeneca’s Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine trial, J&J observed a participant suffer from a serious adverse event, prompting the company to put an immediate…

Lithuania looks to expand participation in WHO’s coronavirus treatment trial

Friday, October 16, 2020

Clinical trials of Covid-19 treatments are taking place in Lithuania and the number of participants could soon be increased to 200, the country’s Health Ministry says. Solidarity is an international clinical trial to help find an effective treatment for Covid-19, launched by the World Health Organization and partners. In Lithuania, the trial is being carried out by Vilnius University’s Santara Clinic in Vilnius and the Kaunas Clinic of the Lithuanian…

Vilnius under pressure

Thursday, October 15, 2020

With a sharp rise in coronavirus infections, public health officials have urged Vilnius authorities to tighten up measures against the spread of the disease. Shortening bar working hours and banning group workouts are among the proposals. Lithuania’s National Public Health Centre (NVSC) reported a daily increase of 255 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, including 111 in Vilnius County. In particular, the infection is spreading among people in their 20s who frequent…

Lithuania reports record-breaking 255 new cases

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Lithuania reported 255 new coronavirus cases on Thursday morning, the sharpest daily increase since the beginning of the pandemic. Over a hundred infections were diagnosed in Vilnius. One person died of the disease on Wednesday, bringing the country’s total death toll to 110. The person, from Tauragė County in western Lithuania, was in their 90s and was diagnosed with the coronavirus on October 11. The person passed away in Kaunas…

Lithuania joins EU’s 3rd coronavirus vaccine contract

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Lithuanian government has decided to participate in the European Commission’s third contract with a pharmaceutical company for the supply of a Covid-19 vaccine. The Commission signed the contract with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, which is part of the Johnson & Johnson Group, last week. If the vaccine developed by the company proves to be safe and effective against Covid-19, the deal will allow EU member states to buy vaccines for…

Coronavirus update: 139 new cases, outbreak at migrant registration centre

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Lithuania confirmed 139 new coronavirus cases over Tuesday, the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) said, and three more people died of the disease. Three infections in Vilnius are linked to Jonas Basanavičius Gymnasium. In all, 20 cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed at the school. Five cases were confirmed at another school, KTU Vaižgantas Progymnasium in Kaunas, which currently accounts for 13 infections. A second case of Covid-19 was confirmed…