Lithuania to pay 100 euros to newly vaccinated seniors, no lockdown planned

The Lithuanian Seimas has approved a scheme to pay 100 euros to the elderly, who will end their vaccination course by December. Meanwhile, the government of Lithuania, currently does not plan introducing a new lockdown saying that the system of restrictions for people without Covid-19 certificates works well, Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT reports.
On Tuesday, October 12, the Seimas approved the government’s proposal to allocate one hundred euros to people over the age of 75, who had not been vaccinated with any dose of the vaccine by September, but will be fully vaccinated by December 1, LRT wrote.
As to the possibility of another lockdown over the considerable spread of Covid-19 in the country, prime minister Ingrida Šimonytė said the government is not considering reimposing a national lockdown.
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«The situation right now is akin to a lockdown, [but] only applied to a share of the population,» Šimonytė said. The national Covid certificates are mandatory to access certain services in Lithuania, such as shopping centres, supermarkets, restaurants, and bars. The conservative politician reasoned that the number of intensive care beds occupied by Covid patients in Lithuanian hospitals was lower than the same time last year, LRT reports quoting Elta and
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