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2021.03.02 16:00

Lithuanian military chief tests positive for Covid-19

BNS2021.03.02 16:00

Lithuania’s Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupšys has tested positive for Covid-19, the country’s military said on Tuesday.

Rupšys has been self-isolating since the end of last week after he had contact with a coronavirus-infected person. He later developed symptoms and, therefore, had a test done on Tuesday.

"We need to have contact with different people for service matters. We maintain a safe distance and wear PPE. It probably slipped through somehow. I have managed to protect myself. I will recover," Rupšys was quoted as saying in the statement.

He is expected to go back to work in 10 days.

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