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2020.05.27 12:47

People in Lithuania can get tested for Covid-19 in private labs

BNS 2020.05.27 12:47

The Lithuanian government has authorised five private labs to perform paid Covid-19 tests since May 6, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

The ministry had not made a public announcement about the authorisation. “All legislation is publicly accessible," Lina Bušinskaitė, adviser to the health minister, told BNS.

The five clinics include Baltic Medics, Diagnostikos Laboratorija, Medicina Practica Laboratorija, SK Impeks Medicinos Diagnostikos Centras and Invitro Diagnostika.

"The state does not set specific prices on how much such tests should cost," said Bušinskaitė.

Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said last week that a strategy on how members of the public will be preventively tested for the coronavirus is now being drafted.

As of last week, drive-in testing points in Lithuania no longer perform tests on people who would like to be tested preventively, without displaying any symptoms of Covid-19.