"It will be proposed tomorrow that the government introduce a nationwide quarantine at the end of the week, most probably from midnight on Saturday," he said after a meeting of the government's COVID-19 response committee.
Thirty-four of Lithuania's 60 municipalities are currently in the so-called "red zone" with high COVID-19 infection rates and 21 are under local quarantines.
Lithuania's 14-day coronavirus incidence rate currently stands at almost 300 cases per 100,000 people. The country's daily count surged above 1,000 for the first time last weekend.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte and some parliamentarians on Thursday came to work wearing...