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Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte said on Tuesday that the government is not planning to revise the coronavirus lockdown rules this week, describing the pandemic situation as "unpleasant but stable".
Ingrida Šimonytė
Ingrida Šimonytė
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"There'll be no discussions on the lockdown resolution this Wednesday," Simonyte told reporters, noting that the country's daily count of new COVID-19 cases has been hovering at around 1,200 for a third week now.

"The situation is unpleasant but stable," she said. "The government will definitely not take any further tightening measures unless it gets worse."

When asked if the lockdown rules might be changed before the planned roll-out of an immunity passport on May 24, the prime minister said, "Maybe next week, but I really don't want to promise anything."

Official statistics showed on Tuesday morning that Lithuania had registered 1,226 new coronavirus infections and five deaths from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.

The country's 14-day coronavirus infection rate currently stands at 602.8 cases per 100,000 people, and the share of positive tests over the past seven days at 5.7 percent.

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