2021.06.22 09:25

Lithuania eases some quarantine restrictions for midsummer festival

LRT.lt2021.06.22 09:25

The Lithuanian government has agreed to ease some coronavirus quarantine restrictions during midsummer festivities on June 23 and 24.

Under the proposal of the Health Ministry, which was approved by the cabinet on Tuesday morning, there will be no limits on the number of people that can attend open-air events.

Moreover, the organisers will not have to ensure that all attendees buy online tickets in advance.

However, people will still need to wear facemasks, unless sufficient distances can be maintained.

“This is only for the two days, the more general changes [to the quarantine rules] will be discussed after the meeting of the government's Extreme Situations Commission,” Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė said during the meeting on Tuesday.

Lithuania celebrates St John's Day on June 24, which is a public holiday and one of the biggest summer festivals.

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