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Official: traffic light system for countries

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2020 10 23

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In line with the recommendations approved by the European Council, at its meeting on Wednesday the Government decided on the criteria to be applied at the national level, based on which all the countries of the European Union would be divided into four groups according to the traffic light principle. Based on the criteria, the risk will be assessed, the list of the affected countries updated, and preventive measures applied.

The main criteria for assessing countries will be the number of cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days, the percentage of positive tests in the tests performed within 7 days, and the scope of testing within 7 days (the number of tests per 100,000 population). 

Based on the criteria, when assessing the European Union countries, they will be classified into four groups according to colours green, yellow, red, and grey.

The green group will include countries with less than 25 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days and less than 4 percent test positivity. There will be no restrictions on people coming from the green zone.

The yellow group will consist of countries with less than 50 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days and test positivity of 4 percent and more, or with 25-150 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days and less than 4 percent test positivity. 

The red group will include countries with 50 or more cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days and test positivity of 4 percent and more, or with more than 150 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days.

In the grey group there will be countries whose data are insufficient to assess the above criteria or where the scope of testing is 300 or less tests per 100,000 population within 7 days.

Those traveling to Lithuania from the red and grey areas will be subject to various measures used so far: isolation or possession of a coronavirus (COVID-19) test results.

As before, the list of the affected countries will be published every Friday and will enter into force on the following Monday.