Reluctance to test may make it difficult to return to school not only before the end of the year but also in the fall – said the minister of healthcare.
In Arūnas Dulkys’ opinion, we should learn to live with it so that it becomes part of our culture. The head of the ministry adds that it is not possible to provide all security measures during contact learning, so people should understand that research is one of the methods of fighting the coronavirus adopted not only in Lithuania, but also in other countries.
After the government announced plans to return students to school, municipalities urged not to create unnecessary illusions in society, and to evaluate all practical aspects of this step. In addition, more opportunities should be created for municipalities and the school community to make their own decisions on this matter. The primary obstacle is testing students.
The Brazilian National Agency for Health Supervision (Anvisa) has abandoned the import of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. Scientists from Anvisa, who submitted their opinion to the agency’s managing board, opposed the import of the vaccine.
The five members of the managing board voted unanimously to not approve the Russian vaccine after its staff highlighted “inherent risks” and “serious shortcomings”, citing a lack of information guaranteeing its safety, quality and effectiveness.
Anvisa has previously signalled that there are “critical issues” with the efficacy and safety of the Russian vaccine that require clarification.
Ana Carolina Moreira Marino Araujo, chief executive of health monitoring, said that with all the documentation submitted, data collected during inspections and information obtained from other regulators, the “inherent risk” of using the vaccine is too great.
After the government authorized the opening of swimming pools and baths in accommodation facilities, more hotels plan to reopen in resort towns, especially in Druskininkai and Birštonas.
According to Kristina Citvarienė, president of the Lithuanian Association of Resorts, about 20-30 hotels have not been reopened so far.
After more hotels decide to open, some employees will remain in downtime, as the hotel occupancy is not particularly high.