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The first coronavirus cases have been confirmed within the Lithuanian army as a civilian staff member and a Dutch solder have been diagnosed, the Ministry of National Defense said on Sunday.
Two coronavirus cases confirmed army unit in Rukla
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All people who might have had contact with the two people are either self-isolating at home or are isolated at special premises within the territory of the army unit in Rukla. The staff member and the soldier are undergoing treatment in civilian hospital, and their workplaces have been disinfected.

According to the ministry, the civilian staff member has not returned to the army unit from home and since March 11 and was diagnosed on March 21. The foreign soldier was diagnosed on Sunday, with all recommended precautions have been taken to protect soldiers' health.

All army units will continue taking strict quarantine measures, the army said.

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