Posts tagged as facemasks

State of emergency officially extended until February 7

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The government on Wednesday, December 30 decided to extend the state of emergency in Latvia until February 7, as it had signalled would be the case. The second state of emergency of the pandemic period, effective in Latvia since November 9, was introduced in Latvia in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. Originally slated to run until January 11, it will now extend until at least February 7, unless…

Second nationwide quarantine comes into force in Lithuania

Monday, November 9, 2020

The entire country has been put under a quarantine as of Saturday, putting restrictions on social life and economic activities in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Additional restrictions will be considered, unless the situation becomes more stable over the first week of the quarantine, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Friday. Here is a reminder of some of the rules and recommendations that will be in effect…

Facemasks become mandatory in Vilnius and other red zone areas

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

On Wednesday, local quarantine comes into force in Lithuania’s biggest cities of Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda, as well as five smaller municipalities of Šilalė, Širvintos, Telšiai, Trakai and Vilnius District. At the moment, 21 of Lithuania’s 60 municipalities are in the so-called red zone with high risk of infection. Restrictions under the quarantine regime include the mandatory wearing of facemasks in all public places, including outdoors. The following restrictions apply…

Lithuania orders facemasks for all events, nightclubs to be checked

Thursday, August 20, 2020

On Thursday, Lithuanian authorities announced new measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including making facemasks mandatory at all events, and requiring foreign truck drivers to self-isolate upon arrival. As of Friday, facemasks will become mandatory at all events– both indoor and outdoor – in Lithuania. According to the country’s Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga, the requirement will apply to both sports and also cultural and entertainment events.. A distance…

Two dozen people fined on first days of mandatory facemasks in Lithuania

Monday, August 3, 2020

The Lithuanian police fined 23 people over the weekend for failing to wear facemasks in shops and on public transport. The rule was brought back on Saturday in response to a growing number of Covid-19 cases in the country. In many cases, people without facemasks were warned to observe the rule, Revita Janavičiūtė, a spokeswoman for the Police Department, told BNS on Sunday. In 23 instances, however, the police sanctioned…

Wearing facemasks to be mandatory in Lithuania’s state institutions

Friday, July 31, 2020

Staff and customers at Lithuanian state and municipal institutions will be required to wear facemasks as of Saturday, the Health Ministry said on Friday. The measures were approved by Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevičius, who is currently standing in for Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga and signed a decree in response to rising coronavirus infections in Lithuania. The requirement to wear facemasks in public institutions will not apply to children younger than…

Facemasks made mandatory in Lithuania as of Saturday

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Lithuanian government decided on Wednesday to reintroduce the requirement to wear facemasks in shops and public transport as of Saturday in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus. “We’ll ask the public to wear masks in indoor public spaces, including retail and services points, and public transport,” Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevičius said at the Cabinet’s meeting on Wednesday. Face masks will not be mandatory in cafes or…

Lithuania could reintroduce mandatory facemasks

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Lithuanian government will next week consider whether to reintroduce compulsory facemask wearing in public places, following recommendations from health professionals and epidemiologists. Lithuania’s daily coronavirus count has jumped to double digits in recent days, but has not yet reached five cases per 100,000 people in 14 days, the government said on Wednesday. “This is a possible level at which the mandatory wearing of facemasks in public places would be…

Lithuania to help Bhutan produce facemasks

Friday, May 29, 2020

Lithuania has allocated 10,000 euros to support the production of facemasks in Bhutan, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Lithuania’s Ambassador to India Julius Pranevičius on Wednesday signed an agreement with Zamin Friends Forever, an NGO in Bhutan. “Under the plan, some 50,000 face mask will be produced and, first of all, distributed to the most vulnerable residents,” the foriegn ministry said in a statement. With this project, Lithuania…

Taiwan donates 100,000 facemasks to Lithuania

Friday, April 10, 2020

Taiwan will send 100,000 facemasks to Lithuania next week, MP Gintaras Steponavičius said on Thursday. “I received official confirmation today that Taiwan is providing assistance to Lithuania in fighting the […] pandemic. Next Monday, [the masks] will be in Europe and will reach Lithuania via the logistics chain,” MP Gintaras Steponavicius told BNS. Steponavičius is the chairman of the Lithuania-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group. It turned to the Taiwanese government for…