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2021.02.24 14:52

Lithuania extends lockdown until end of March, loosens facemask rules

LRT.lt2021.02.24 14:52

Lithuania's government has decided to extend the lockdown for another month, until the end of March, while easing some restrictions.

As of Thursday, wearing facemasks will not be mandatory outdoors, as long as people can maintain two-metre distances. Masks remain mandatory in indoor public places.

Moreover, restrictions will be lifted for travelling between a city's metropolitan area and the surrounding district, for example between Vilnius City and Vilnius District areas. The rule applies to the six major cities in Lithuania – Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Panevėžys, and Alytus.

Otherwise, restrictions on travelling between municipalities for non-essential reasons – eg other than work, healthcare and funerals – will remain in place until March 15.

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