Covid-19. March 3

Covid, with mask. Engin Akyurt. Unsplash

The government relaxed quarantine regulations on Wednesday. Open-air cultural spaces will open, meetings with five people will be allowed, and practical driving lessons will be resumed.

From March 6, it was decided to allow contact between two households in the open air and allow them to organize celebrations in the open air.

Outdoor sports, leisure and entertainment services will be available for up to five people.

From March 10, driving school training and examinations are also allowed.

Interior Minister Agnė Bilotaitė stated that institutions providing these services are ready to safely provide driving training services.

Visitors to libraries will be physically supported, and museums, galleries and other open air exhibition spaces, zoos and botanical gardens will be opened. Groups of up to five people or two families will be able to visit.

Vaccinations against the coronavirus of people over the age of 70 have started in Vilnius, and in Kaunas this week, vaccinations for people over 80 years old will end, local government representatives announced on Wednesday.

“Vaccination have already started for people over 70 years of age. According to yesterday’s data, 17.9 per cent have already been vaccinated,” said Viktorija Turauskytė, head of the city’s health department, in a comment sent to BNS.

“Family doctors draw up a list of seniors who have special needs, are lonely or cannot come to the treatment facility. The seniors receive phone calls from the clinic they visit to discuss whether home immunization is needed. The team informs about its arrival in advance by phone, so there is no need to turn anywhere else,” the representative of the local government says.

After 503 new cases of coronavirus were detected, the number of infections since the beginning of the epidemic has exceeded 200,000. The coronavirus infection has been confirmed so far for 200,351 inhabitants of the country.

Twelve people died on Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

In the last two weeks, per 100,000 inhabitants, the incidence is 254.7.

Statistically, 186,209 have recovered (declared: 141,242).

The statistical number of active cases amounts to 7,153 (declared 52,120).

3,281 people have died on Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. Altogether, 6,563 deaths are associated with this infectious disease.

Yesterday, 8,191 tests were performed for the presence of the coronavirus.

The percentage of positive tests from the total performed in the last 7 days is 7 per cent.

783 tests for the presence of antibodies were also performed during the day.

During the last day, the first dose of the vaccine was given to 8,179 people, the second – to 499. Since the beginning of the vaccination campaign in the country, the first dose was given to 180,235 people, the second – for nearly 73,811 people.

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