27 May 2020 – Lockdown rules relaxed

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Education, Finance/Economy, Foreign Affairs, Health, Immigration, Local Government, Media/Arts/Culture, Private Sector and Businesses, Social Services, Supply Chains, Tourism, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Reopening offices, businesses, institutions, and operation; Allowing gatherings, businesses, and services; Allowing domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Government

Overview: Relaxing lockdown rules;
Given the current epidemiological situation, the Government has decided today to continue under the lockdown until 16 June 2020 while further easing the restrictions. The amended Resolution provides for an increased number of spectators in events, and longer working hours for restaurants, cafes and other catering establishments.

According to Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, the easing of the lockdown has shown that people continue to behave responsibly irrespective of the relaxed restrictions, therefore we can slowly get back to normal.

‘People have been until now very disciplined as regards isolation and wearing of protective equipment, therefore, we can count on them as we proceed towards normality, which, however, will hardly ever be the same’, said Saulius Skvernelis.

According to the State Commander of National Emergency Operations, Minister of Health Aurelijus Veryga, the epidemiological situation is regarded now as good in the country, but people returning from other countries must behave responsibly, as the situation is still volatile.

‘I hope that the returning people will act responsibly, keep a close eye on their health condition, and, if necessary, contact the National Public Health Centre or seek medical attention, otherwise we may as well get back to square one,’ said the Minister.
Full details here: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/relaxing-lockdown-rules

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group