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2020-07-29 Back to list

Mandatory face masks reintroduced in Lithuania as of August 1

Residents and guests are invited to observe a safe distance, personal hygiene, and cough etiquette.

As of Saturday, 1 August, protective face masks will become mandatory again to wear on public transport and in enclosed shopping and service provision locations. Lithuanian Government approved the decision on Wednesday  to curb the spread of the coronavirus. As of July 29, there were 2043 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. 

Until August 1, wearing a face mask is recommended as it has been ever since the lift of the quarantine on June 17. Also, residents and guests are invited to observe a safe distance, personal hygiene, and cough etiquette. When using public transport, it will not be possible to buy a ticket from the driver.  

Face masks will not be mandatory in public catering facilities, gyms, pools, and during cultural and sporting events. In these occasions, it’s a recommendation, and it’s up to the organisers or owners to decide whether they let unmasked visitors in. Exceptions will also be applied to the services that cannot be provided while wearing a mask (such as beard trimming). 

Coronavirus has been declared a worldwide pandemic. More news and the most recent updates about the situation in Lithuania can be found at the official source of information by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania: koronastop.lt

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