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2020.05.15 11:43

Coronavirus: two deaths at a Vilnius hospital

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Two people have died from Covid-19, the National Public Health Centre said on Friday, adding that they were both treated at the same hospital in Vilnius.

Two deaths at a Vilnius hospital

Two people have died from Covid-19, the National Public Health Centre said on Friday, adding that they were both treated at the same hospital in Vilnius.

One of the deceased at Vilnius City Clinical Hospital was diagnosed with Covid-19 post mortem, said Rolanda Lingienė from the centre.

"Thus, it's unclear if Covid-19 was really the cause of death," the official said.

"In the other death case, the person was hospitalised in the same healthcare institution, in the Unit of Internal Diseases," she said. "After Covid-19 was confirmed, he was moved to the Santara clinics and died there."

According to Lingienė, both persons were in the high-risk group, meaning they were elderly or had underlying health conditions.

Three people have died from causes linked to the coronavirus at Vilnius City Clinical Hospital.

So far, 55 people have died from the novel coronavirus. Six more people who had been diagnosed with the virus died from other causes. Over Thursday, 7,994 people were tested for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 12 coronavirus cases were diagnosed in Lithuania, the country's Health Ministry said on Friday morning. In all, the country has reported 1,523 Covid-19 cases. Nearly two-thirds, 965 people, have recovered.

Travel restrictions ease

On Friday, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have opened their borders to each other's citizens and residents.

Read more: Lithuania eases travel restrictions for Baltic, Polish residents and citizens

Citizens and residents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are free to travel between the three countries, as long as they hadn’t arrived from elsewhere in the past 14 days.

Baltic citizens returning from foreign countries will still be required to self-isolate for two week. Polish citizens and residents can enter Lithuania, if they’re travelling for work, business, or studies.