In view of the adverse epidemic coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Lithuania and in the world, the Government decided on Wednesday to extend the lockdown until 17 December. The Cabinet has removed however restriction from visits to museums and galleries for groups of maximum 2 people as of 10 December 2020. This will also apply to tours in groups of maximum 2 people excluding family members.
Museums and galleries will need to ensure at least 10 square metres per visitor and a distance of at least 2 metres between individual visitors or groups of visitors.
The decision to extend the lockdown introduced on 7 November was taken in view of the aggravating health situation. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the 14-day notification rate in Lithuania is 804.2 cases per 100 000.
COVID-19 death rate continues to rise. The infection has claimed the lives of 432 people in Lithuania by 25 November.
The Ministry of Health insists on greater responsibility, proper wearing of protective equipment, refraining from gatherings, and adherence to other mandatory conditions and restrictions.