Covid-19. May 10

At a mobile COVID-19 testing point in Vilnius. @ Žygimantas Gedvila

With the progress of the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 and the decline in epidemic rates, more European countries are loosening sanitary restrictions. In Germany, Austria, France and Hungary, places such as cinemas and swimming pools have been reopened or are planned to be accessible only to people vaccinated against Covid-19 and convalescents.

14 out of 20 Italian regions are located in the so-called the yellow zone and shops are open there, restaurants and bars as well. In the yellow zone there are, among others Rome. Guests are allowed to sit only at tables located in the backyards of the premises, which is to change from June 1, when consumption inside buildings will also be allowed. Some sporting events resumed in the yellow zone, limiting the audiences to 1,000 viewers outside and 500 indoors while maintaining a distance and filling 25 percent. places.


Museums may be open, but tickets must be booked at least one day in advance on weekends and public holidays. There are also theatres, concert halls and cinemas, but every second seat must remain vacant. From May 15, outdoor pools are to open, and from June 1, congress centres, spas and amusement parks are planned to open.

In Greece, beaches opened on Saturday for the first time this year, but the government began easing restrictions in late April after a slight decline in infections. This allowed the bars and restaurants to reopen earlier this week. Primary schools will open on May 10, kindergartens one week later. Museums will reopen to visitors on May 14, one day before the official start of the tourist season.


Over the past 24 hours, 786 new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Lithuania.

During the previous 24 hours, 10 people lost the fight against the virus. The incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the last fourteen days is 596.9.


The percentage of positive tests for Sars-COV2 over the course of the week is 5.7 percent.

During the last day, 3,835 PCR tests and 2,899 antigen tests were performed.


Since the beginning of the pandemic, 258,623 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Lithuania.

101,790 doses were delivered to Lithuania of the coronavirus vaccine produced by Pfizer-BioNtech. Even today, the vaccines are to be distributed among municipalities.


According to the Ministry of Healthcare, vaccines are to be distributed taking into account unvaccinated residents from priority groups.

Local governments with the highest incidence of coronavirus are also to receive more vaccines.


So far, Lithuania has received 816,800 doses of Pfizer vaccine, of which 808,000 were used.

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