What you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19)


2020 03 02


The government has declared a state-level emergency across the country over the threat of the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

What should foreign nationals in Lithuania know?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause a variety of illnesses. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

  • If within 14 days of your last visit to the COVID-19 affected areas (China (all provinces), Northern Italy (Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna regions), Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Singapore) or following a close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 disease you have experienced flu-like symptoms, please immediately call Emergency Help Centre line 112 and follow medical advice. 
  • If you have not travelled to these countries, have not been in contact with persons with a confirmed COVID-19 disease and have experienced flu-like symptoms, please contact the nearest health facility.
  • If you have not travelled to COVID-19 affected countries or if there has been no contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 and if no flu-like symptoms characteristic of the disease are felt, no tests or special measures are needed.

To prevent chances of getting infected with the coronavirus, it is recommended following standard measures to reduce the spread of the disease: frequently washing hands with warm water and soap, not touching the face and eyes, observing the coughing and sneezing etiquette (covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the bent of an elbow), observing safe cooking (especially when using uncooked meat or eggs) and avoiding close contact with anyone who has symptoms of respiratory disease such as cough or sneezing.

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