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2020.12.04 14:34

Current quarantine measures ‘insufficient’, says Lithuanian health minister

BNS, LRT.lt2020.12.04 14:34

The government plans to further tighten quarantine restrictions, as the current measures are not enough to suppress the pandemic, according to Acting Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga.

"We don’t have exponential growth but we see the number of cases growing every week. And that means the existing measures that are being applied right now are really insufficient," Veryga told reporters on Friday.

On Monday, the government will “discuss what new measures would be needed and could be taken", he said.

The plan to reopen museums and galleries on December 10 will also be postponed, according to Veryga.

The government will also consider measures to tighten coronavirus prevention measures in workplaces, including the mandatory wearing of facemasks, including in businesses where the employees do not have contacts with clients.

In Latvia, the government has recently made wearing facemasks in all workplaces mandatory.