Posts tagged as hotspot

Around quarter of residents tested in Lithuania’s coronavirus hotspot

Monday, April 20, 2020

Over 1,000 residents have already been tested in Nemenčinė, a town 20 kilometres north of the Lithuanian capital, which was sealed off on Thursday to contain the spread of the  coronavirus. Liucina Kotlovska, director of administration at the local municipality, told BNS the number of samples taken by late Monday would probably “stand at around 1,500”. Between 4,000 and 5,000 people live in the town. Entry and exit restrictions were…

Lithuania to seal off town to contain coronavirus hotspot

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Nemenčinė, a town near the Lithuanian capital, will be locked down after an alarming spread of the  coronavirus  , Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Wednesday “The situation there is fairly threatening and dangerous,” Skvernelis said on Facebook. “We have to take immedaite measures, and that’s what we are doing.”The prime minister said special measures will be used to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the town of about 5,000…

Lithuania’s coronavirus hotspot: ‘we are more disciplined now’

Friday, April 10, 2020

Ukmergė in northeastern Lithuania became known as a  coronavirus   hotspot in late March. How is the town doing today? In March, several dozen medical workers became infected with Covid-19 in the same hospital. Then, the virus began to spread among the roughly 20,000 residents of Ukmergė. “I think the situation is dramatic, and it’s changing not by the day, but by the hour,” Lithuania’s Vice Health Minister Algirdas Šešelgis…