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Lithuania Tightens Coronavirus Restrictions

December 7, 2020

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania’s government decided Monday to tighten restrictions after intial measures failed to stop the spread of coronavirus.

It advised people only to leave home for serious reasons, banned private parties of more than two families, tightened requirements in shopping centers and sent almost all public sector employees to work from home.

Shops are urged not to have short-term sales promotions, increase the number of checkouts and only have one person per family go shopping.

People in the southernmost Baltic country will have to celebrate Christmas under new regulations which take effect Wednesday and last till at least Dec. 31.

A country of almost 3 million, Lithuania managed to curb the first COVID-19 wave but now faces one of the highest surges in Europe per capita with 76,036 total cases and 637 deaths, most of those in the last two months.

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