Lithuania introduces mandatory quarantine after returning from Poland

From Monday, people returning to Lithuania from Poland, Germany, Estonia, Iceland, and San Marino will be quarantined for a fortnight, the authorities in Vilnius announced.

1,306 new COVID-19 infections in Poland, active cases rising

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Every week, Lithuania updates the list of countries from which returnees face a mandatory two-week quarantine. Poland, Germany, Estonia, Iceland, and San Marino have exceeded the number of 25 SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and this is why they have been placed on the list.

However, there are exceptions for people coming from Poland and Estonia to Lithuania on professional, educational, agricultural, healthcare purposes, or driving through the country.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Lithuania has also been rising recently. In total, there are 4,490 confirmed positive diagnoses, with 92 fatalities and 2,051 active cases.

On Monday, the Polish Health Ministry announced 1,306 new confirmed COVID-19 infections in Poland, increasing the total number of cases recorded in the country to 88,636 including 17,769 still active. The death toll in Poland went up to 2,447 after the announcement of an additional 15 fatalities.