Posts tagged as Lithuania

Coronavirus update: 771 confirmed cases in Lithuania, 83-year-old doctor the latest victim

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Seventy-five new  coronavirus   cases were diagnosed in Lithuania over Friday, bringing the country’s total count to 771. A woman in her 80s died from the disease on Saturday, the tenth Covid-19 victim in the country. The woman had been treated in Klaipėda University Hospital, the Ministry of Health said. She was later identified as Stanislava Bukartienė, an 83-year-old retired medical doctor, by her daughter on Facebook. Ten people have…

Lithuanian health minister: Some respirators ordered from China faulty

Friday, April 3, 2020

Some of the respirators delivered from China on Saturday do not fit properly and are only “40–80 percent effective,” Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Thursday evening. “The supplier agreed to change the low quality respirators with a new batch,” said Veryga. The faulty ones will be used as simple facemasks in lower-risk environments, he said, adding that they were still produced from material of appropriate quality. The Lithuaniana authorities…

Lithuania closes border to cars from Russia and Belarus

Friday, April 3, 2020

A ban for passenger cars entering Lithuania from Belarus and Russian have come into force at midnight on Friday. The ban doesn’t apply to commercial traffic, and people are still able to enter from Latvia and Poland via two border checkpoints. As of midnight, passenger cars are allowed to enter Lithuania only via the Kalvarija-Budzisko border checkpoint on the Polish border and Saločiai-Grenstale border checkpoint on the Latvian border, Only…

Lithuanian troops leave for Mali

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thirty-three Lithuanian troops left for the UN-led operation MINUSMA in Mali, the National  Defence   Volunteer Force (KASP) said on Thursday. Before departure, they underwent mandatory checks for the  coronavirus  , The troops include professional servicemen and volunteers from KASP. They will replace the previous rotation that served in Mali since October 2019. Before their departure, the soldiers spent 14 days in self-isolation and also underwent tests for the coronavirus.…

Lithuania’s tax collection 15 percent below target in March

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Lithuanian central government’s tax revenue fell around 15 percent short of the target in March, the director of the State Tax Inspectorate said on Thursday. “We missed our revenue target by around 15 percent,” Edita Janušienė said at a news conference, adding that more specific figures will be available later. In an effort to help businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis, the government has unveiled a plan that provides,…

A new political party registered in Lithuania

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The National Alliance, a new political party led by philosopher Vytautas Radzvilas, has been formally registered. The party was registered with the Center of Registers on Wednesday, the Justice Ministry told BNS. The National Alliance was founded in Vilnius on March 7 and Radzvilas was elected its chairman. The party’s founders emphasize the importance of national identity and the values ​​of Christian civilization, and oppose a deeper EU integration. This…

Saulius Skvernelis promises bonuses to all Lithuanian medical workers

Thursday, April 2, 2020

All Lithuanian medical workers will get a 15-percent raise, while those working in  coronavirus   hotspots will have their pay double, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said. Skvernelis expects the parliament, Seimas, to endorse the plan which was approved by the government on Wednesday. The legislative package sees temporary pay rise for all health workers, while those working directly with Covid-19 patients can expect bonuses of between 50 and 100 percent…

Lithuania: Consumer platform for purchasing solar energy in remote PV plants

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Lithuanian companies launched a online consumer platform where everyone can purchase a part of remote solar plant. New legislation in the country, changing consumer needs and growing demand for solar energy inspired a project called “Solar Community” (Lith. “Saulės bendruomenė”). Andrius Terskovas, Managing Partner and Chief Business Development Officer of Sun Investment Group – the company behind the project – explains how this model can benefit individual consumers, and help…

Lithuania is to support coronavirus-hit large business

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Lithuanian government has decided to set up a fund to directly provide financial assistance to hard-pressed large businesses. The fund will provide liquidity by investing in companies’ shares or debt securities and serve as a lender of last resort. “We see problems not only for small and medium-sized businesses, but also for large ones,” Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, who is also acting as economy and innovation minister, told the…

Lithuanian firm develops robot to fight Covid-19

Thursday, April 2, 2020

A Lithuanian company is developing a disinfectant-spraying robot that could help limit the spread of Covid-19. The prototype is to be tested in a Hong Kong hospital this week. Rubedo Sistemos, a Kaunas-based robotics firm, says the robot does not yet have a name and the prototype’s appearance is not quite market-ready. It so far looks like “a box on wheels,” says the firm’s business development manager Paulius Rakauskas. “It’s…