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Pending lockdown in another 13 municipalities

Date

2020 11 03

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From 2 November to 8 November, another 13 municipalities have been mapped in the red area: the municipalities of the districts of Prienai, Rietavas, Šalčininkai, the town of Šiauliai, districts of Šilutė, Tauragė, Utena, Varėna, Kaunas, Mažeikiai, Molėtai, Palanga and Panevėžys.

To control the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), municipalities mapped as red will be required to follow recommendations and instructions and possibly face local lockdowns.

Decisions on lockdowns in specific municipalities are made by the Cabinet on Wednesdays.

We currently have 34 municipalities mapped in the red area, 21 in orange and 5 in green.

21 municipalities are currently under the lockdown: the district municipalities of Elektrėnai, Joniškis, Jurbarkas, the city municipality of Kaunas, the district municipality of Kelmė, the city municipality of Klaipėda, the district municipality of Klaipėda, the district municipality of Kretinga, Marijampolė, Pasvalys, Plungė, Skuodas, Šiauliai, Šilalė, Širvintos, Švenčionys, Telšiai, Trakai and Vilnius and the city municipality of Vilnius and Raseiniai district municipality.

Following the recommendations of international organisations, the municipalities are mapped as red, orange and green against their epidemiological indicators.

The green area means that the municipalities are in low risk of the coronavirus and that they are not subject to additional restrictions. The green group includes municipalities with the notification rate lower than 25 cases per 100 000 and the 7-day test positivity rate below 4%.

The orange area means that the municipalities must stay alert while diligently following the recommendations of public health professionals in order to control the further spread of the coronavirus. The orange group includes municipalities with the notification rate lower than 50 cases per 100 000 but with the test positivity rate being 4% or higher or with the notification rate between 25 and 150 cases per 100 000 and with the test positivity rate below 4%.

The red group includes municipalities with the notification rate of 50 cases per 100 000 or higher and the test positivity rate of 4% or higher and the  7-day notification rate of cases interrelated to hotbeds or outbreaks 30% or higher, or with notification rate of 150 cases per 100 000 or higher and the 7-day notification rate of cases interrelated to hotbeds or outbreaks 30% or higher, i.e with 7-day registration rate of at least 10 cases.

Municipalities will be mapped against the three criteria: 14-day notification rate per 100 000 population, 7-day test positivity rate, that is, the percentage of positive tests among all tests and 7-day notification rate in percentage of cases interrelated to hotbeds or outbreaks.

Decision of the State Commander of National Emergency Operations is available here.

Press Office, Ministry of Health