Covid-19. March 22

Over the past 24 hours, 318 new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed. Eight deaths were registered.
In the last two weeks, the incidence is 246.6 per 100,000 capita.

The percentage of positive diagnostic tests in the last seven days is 6.5%. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 209,340  people have been diagnosed in Lithuania. Statistically 194,345 people recovered (declared: 150,756)
The statistical number of active cases – 7,382 (declared nearly 51 thousand).

Seimas Speaker Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen and President Gitanas Nausėda were vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine. “I feel great,” said the head of the parliament after being vaccinated in a branch of the Central Clinic.
The Seimas speaker was vaccinated despite the fact that she had previously contracted the coronavirus. In this case, medics recommend giving one dose of the vaccine.

“I was sick four months ago in a light form. The amount of antibodies has decreased, doctors recommend vaccination,” commented Čmilytė-Nielsen.

Recently, President Nausėda and Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė were also vaccinated. Vaccinations of the country’s leaders were broadcast. This is to increase confidence in this vaccine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he would be vaccinated against COVID-19 on Tuesday.
During a meeting with government officials on Monday, Putin said he would receive the vaccine “tomorrow” but did not specify which of the three vaccines approved in Russia would be used.

The president dismissed foreign criticism of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and said EU comments about it were “strange.”

“We do not impose anything on anyone … Whose interests are defended by such people: pharmaceutical companies or European citizens?” Putin asked rhetorically during a televised speech. “Vaccination is, of course, a voluntary choice. By the way, I’ll do it myself tomorrow,” he said.

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