Covid-19. April 09

COVID-19

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Friday that it has started investigating possible links between the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and blood clots. Four cases were previously reported, one of which was fatal.

Three cases have been reported in the United States and one is in clinical trials, the EMA reports.

The EU has authorized the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but vaccination has not yet started.

“Today we have exceeded 7 million vaccinations,” informed Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during his visit to the new vaccination point in Skierniewice. “In May, perhaps 9 million vaccines will reach us, and in April, we have confirmed about 5.5 million doses,” added the head of the Polish government.

Lithuanian police will step up forces in Palanga this weekend, as they are waiting for an influx of tourists from all over Lithuania as travel restrictions are lifted.

“We heard the fears of the mayor of Palanga that this weekend could be difficult for Palanga, more difficult than usual because the traffic restrictions between municipalities have been lifted and it is natural that people miss the seaside, they miss Palanga and are getting ready to go to sea,” said Renatas Požėla, police commissioner general.

According to him, not only local policemen will be on duty in the seaside resort, but also policemen from the surrounding area and road patrols from the capital.

“If there are on average two, three, sometimes four patrols in Palanga, we plan that each weekend day, Palanga will be patrolled by up to 12 police teams, including foot patrols,” said the police chief.

Over the past 24 hours, the country has seen 1,155 new cases of coronavirus infection – 88 more than the day before. 13 people have died from COVID-19.

The COVID-19 incidence rate within 14 days is currently 415.6 cases per 100,000. residents. The rate of positive tests during the week is now 7.8 percent.

The previous day, over 10,000 tests were performed for the coronavirus.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 224,309 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in Lithuania.

Statistically, 204,340 people recovered (declared: over 160 thousand).

Statistical number of active cases – 11,828 (over 55,000 declared).

3,660 people have died as a result of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. 7,430 deaths are directly or indirectly related to this infectious disease.

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