Posts tagged as lockdown

The main threat from COVID is not the disease

By Paul Craig Roberts on Monday, November 16, 2020

The Covid Deception was used in the US to justify fraud-ridden “vote by mail” in order to steal the election from President Trump.  Covid’s next use is to assault civil liberty. If the Democrats’ theft of the election stands, we are likely to get the national lockdown that Biden’s Covid adviser favors.  Little doubt that mandatory vaccination will be sold as the way to get released from lockdown. There have…

Lithuanian PM expects 3-week quarantine to be enough to ‘stabilise’ situation

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis expects the coronavirus situation to stabilise over the next three weeks of nationwide lockdown, allowing the government to start gradually easing or lifting some of the restrictions. “We all have to wait patiently during these three weeks,” Skvernelis told reporters on Thursday. “I have no doubt there will be a result.” “We must stabilise the exponential rise [in infections] and the situation in healthcare institutions,”…

New lockdown could be the end of Lithuania’s tourism business

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

If Lithuania’s nation-wide lockdown includes suspending catering and SPA services, this will destroy the tourism business, argues Evalda Šiškauskienė, president of the Lithuanian Association of Hotels and Restaurants. Although the Lithuanian government’s proposed quarantine measures do not call for closing of hotels, without SPA and catering services they would not survive, she said. “They can close hotels as much as they want, since there are no guests. And SPA hotels,…

Lithuanian municipality to introduce local lockdown

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Raseiniai District, a municipality in Lithuania’s Kaunas County, is introducing a local lockdown as of Friday to stop the spread of the coronavirus. “We made the decision to call a quarantine in Raseiniai,” said Edmundas Jonyla, a chief of the municipal administration, after a meeting of the Extreme Situations Commission on Tuesday. The municipality of some 44,000 people has been a hotbed of new Covid-19 infections, with 423 confirmed cases…

National lockdown ‘unjustifiable’ despite rising infections

Monday, September 21, 2020

As Lithuania has been reporting record-setting daily increases in coronavirus cases, President Gitanas Nausėda says the country is better prepared now than during the “first wave” of the pandemic. “Statistics show that the numbers [of new Covid-19 cases] are deteriorating but that is seen in all countries. I believe that at this stage we are much better-prepared than during the first wave,” the president told reporters on Sunday, commenting on…

COVID-19 lockdown results in collapse of Lithuanian retail sales in April

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Lithuanian retail sales crashed 17.9% y/y in April in calendar-adjusted constant prices, Statistics Lithuania said on May 27. Sales deepened their y/y fall after declining 5.7% in annual terms in March. The collapse in April was expected after the Lithuanian government instituted a lockdown on the country’s people and businesses in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. April was the first – and the only –…

India runs Kashmir council vote despite lockdown and boycott

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Village council elections are being conducted Thursday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, but the absence of mainstream local politicians leaves worry the polls will install puppets of the central Hindu-nationalist government that revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomous status in early August. Officials are hoping the elections of leaders for more than 300 councils will lend credibility amid a political vacuum and contend they will represent local interests better than former corrupt state-level…