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The majority of shops, with the exception of those selling food, will be closed in Lithuania as of Wednesday as the country is tightening the existing lockdown. People will be allowed to leave their homes only for serious reasons but families will be allowed to go for walks in open spaces within their municipality, without meeting with other people.
Lithuania tightens lockdown, to close shops, restrict movement as of Wednesday
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Such a decision was made by Lithuania's new government led by Ingrida Simonyte, which held its first sitting on Sunday night.

In addition to food stores, also pharmacies, veterinary clinics, opticians and stores selling orthopedic equipment will be allowed to continue operating.

Educational establishments will work remotely and kindergartens will have to except children if their parents have no possibilities to work from home.

These conditions will be in place until January 31.

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