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2020.03.23 16:27

Lithuanian president to ask South Korea for support

BNS2020.03.23 16:27

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nasuėda will ask his South Korean counterpart to send an expert to Lithuania for advice on how to manage the coronavirus crisis.

South Korea is named as one of the best examples on preventing the spread of the virus. Despite reaching a peak in late February, the country has seen a downward trend in the daily infections rate.

The specialist from South Korea could "advise us on the issues that are most relevant to us today and that have been successfully dealt with by the South Korean government," Nausėda told reporters on Monday.

"That nation had a rather strong outbreak of the coronavirus, but it managed to bring the situation under control through effective measures, and I believe that their experience would be useful and valuable for us," he added.

Some 20,000 people are tested every day for the coronavirus in South Korea, more people per capita than anywhere else in the world, according to the BBC.

Meanwhile, Lithuania has reported troubles with sourcing enough kits to increase the rate of testing. As of noon on March 23, Lithuania tested 2,361 people for the coronavirus.