A group of experts advising the government on the coronavirus pandemic suggest allowing more retailers to reopen, the prime minister's spokeswoman has said.
Experts suggest allowing more retailers to reopen
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"The Council of Experts decided to submit proposals on the opening of retail outlets," Rasa Jakilaitiene told BNS on Monday evening, adding that more details would be provided at a news conference on Tuesday.

The experts also considered recommending easing some lockdown restrictions during the Easter period, but made no decision.

The country was placed under a second lockdown in early November amid spiking coronavirus cases. The government tightened the lockdown in mid-December, banning non-essential travel between municipalities and shutting down non-essential shops and services.

Non-grocery food shops with direct street access and hairdressers and beauty salons were allowed to reopen in mid-February.

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