IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS
Lithuanian authorities have announced additional precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country from 16 to 30 March.
- Foreign nationals will not be allowed to come to Lithuania.
o If you are a foreign citizen planning to return to your home country during the quarantine, we strongly advise contacting your embassy immediately.
o People must self-isolate for two weeks after returning from any foreign country.
o More information can be found here www.urm.lt
- The number of border checkpoints to enter Lithuania has been reduced.
- Lithuanian citizens will not be allowed to leave the country, unless they reside or work in another The State Border Guard Service has the right to grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
- SPA centres, beauty salons, shops and shopping centres are closed.
- Museums, theatres, cinemas, schools and universities are closed, as are the city’s Tourist Information Centre’s.
- Restaurants and bars are closed, except for food deliveries.
o Grocery stores, markets and pharmacies will continue operating.
- All public events, including conferences and other performances, are cancelled.
- The municipality has suspended non-essential services.
- Visiting patients in medical treatments facilities is prohibited, so is visiting prisoners in incarceration facilities.
- Planned elective medical procedures have been postponed, with the exception of emergency medical assistance. Rehabilitation and dental services are also suspended, as well as planned vaccinations.
- The number of passengers on intercity buses and trains is restricted to maintain the necessary distances between passengers.
- Public transport will run as usual but tickets can no longer be purchased on the bus directly from the driver.
- Public and private sectors workers are recommended to work from home.
You can follow the latest news in English about the situation in Lithuania on the LRT website at https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english
Psychological counseling and emotional support for KU foreign students
On 6 April, KU is launching a free online service for psychological counseling and emotional support. The service will be provided by 2nd year Counseling Psychology Master‘s program student.
Counseling Psychology Master’s program student
Tel. /Viber +370 691 44078
FB: Neringa Rukšnaitytė
What to do if you suspect you have a virus:
- If symptoms occur within two weeks of having travelled to one the affected areas (http://sam.lrv.lt/lt/naujienos/koronavirusas) or you have been in contact with anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 case, you should immediately call the Emergency Help Centre line 112 or 1808 and report the circumstances of the illness and follow medical advice.
- IMPORTANT: please do not go to the hospital by yourself.
- Avoid any contact. Self-insulate until the ambulance arrives. An ambulance crew will take you to the hospital.
- Laboratory diagnostics will be performed at the hospital. Hospital staff will inform you of further steps.
Signs and symptoms of coronavirus infection may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and can include:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- All the latest information can be found on the websites of the Lithuanian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization.
- Psychological help (list of institutions, text in LT)
- COVID-19 Hotline in Lithuania: 1808 (free of charge)
We encourage you to follow these guidelines:
- Wash your hands;
- Use a tissue for coughs;
- Avoid touching your face;
- Avoid close contact with another persons;
- Use vit. C (1 g per day) and vit. D (4000 TV per day)