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2021.09.28 11:50

Lithuania to bring back mandatory facemasks, but no new restrictions – PM

BNS2021.09.28 11:50

The Lithuanian government is planning to make masks mandatory in indoor public spaces, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė said on Tuesday, adding that the measure will be imposed under the current extreme situation regime rather than a new quarantine.

“The regulation on the extreme situation will be amended to expand the list of requirements for wearing masks indoors,” she told reporters.

The cabinet will discuss the issue on Wednesday, if the necessary documents are ready by then, according to Šimonytė.

The prime minister also said that the government was not planning any new restrictions, such as imposing new rules for events.

Under current rules, wearing facemasks is recommended, but not mandatory for people with Covid-19 immunity.

Previously, the government said that a nationwide quarantine might need to be introduced in order to tighten mask wearing rules.

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