2020.03.12 10:11

Lithuanian military officers test negative for Covid-19 after trip to Germany

BNS2020.03.12 10:11

Three military officers, including Lithuanian Land Force Commander Brigadier General Raimundas Vaikšnoras, tested negative for the coronavirus after after a recent trip to a military conference in Germany, the Defence Ministry said.

All three officers have been released from quarantine in a Vilnius hospital and will perform their tasks from home for a certain period of time, it added.

Read more: 2 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Lithuania

The three were placed under quarantine on Wednesday as a precautionary measure following reports that two foreign military officers tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from the military gathering in Wiesbaden on March 5-6.

No new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania as of Thursday morning, the government said.

The results of 31 tests conducted on Wednesday came negative, it said.

Three people, a woman in Šiauliai and a couple from Kaunas, have been diagnosed with the disease so far. All of them tested positive for the virus after returning from northern Italy.

A total of 321 Covid-19 tests have been carried out in Lithuania to date.

Some 6,767 people have registered with the National Public Health Centre after returning from coronavirus-affected areas and are currently under observation.

Globally, more than 126,000 cases of the coronavirus infection have been reported, 4,600 people have died, and 68,000 have recovered.