News2020.04.01 10:30

Italian colours illuminate Vilnius in show of solidarity – photos 2020.04.01 10:30

Public buildings and monuments across Vilnius were lit in green, white, and red on Tuesday night in a sign of solidarity with Italy, the country worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

The colours of the Italian flag were seen on the Three Crosses monument, the Cathedral bell tower, the President's Palace and the Ministry of Defence, among others.

“In this critical situation when we are battling an invisible enemy behind closed borders, we want to show that unity has no borders and we are sending a message of support to the Italian people,” Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius said in a statement.

The virus in Italy has claimed more lives than anywhere else, over 12,000, with over 100,000 reported infections.

Italy declared March 31 the National Day of Mourning to pay tribute to the victims of the coronavirus.

Lithuania has so far confirmed 581 COvid-19 cases, eight people have died.

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