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Lithuania's chief epidemiologist Loreta Asokliene says that the increase in the number of coronavirus cases is starting to slow and there are signs that the situation is slowly stabilizing, although it remains complicated.
Koronaviruso testas
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"The situation remains complicated and epidemiologically unfavorable. (…) But the number of infection cases is no longer growing so fast as it did several weeks ago when we had the infection figure almost doubling or tripling every week," Asokliene told the national radio LRT on Monday morning.

"There are signs that the situation is stabilizing and we need some time for those figures to start growing down," she added.

To slow the spread of the coronavirus, Lithuania was placed under lockdown on November 7 and cafes, bars, restaurants and gyms were closed and events were banned, as well as sports matches are taking places without fans. Also, some schoolchildren moved to remote education.

Asokliene says the lockdown results should be clearer this or next week, adding, however, that the pace of the coronavirus spread will depend on the behavior of the public.

Last week, around 1,400 new coronavirus cases on average were recorded daily in Lithuania.

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