Lithuanian healthmin on events: we're speaking about hundreds, not thousands of people

  • 2020-05-19
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – As the Lithuanian government is considering allowing mass events again, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga says ministers will consider allowing events involving hundreds, not thousands, of people.

The Cabinet is set to consider on Wednesday a schedule on how events and concerts could resume and theaters could reopen, if the epidemiological situation in the country does not get worse. Veryga says "indoor and outdoor" events and the number of their participants will be discussed.

"These are any events involving many people. Speaking of the number, as I said, there's a range of submitted proposals. Naturally, event organizers want to have a large number of participants but we believe it should be, mildly saying, smaller than proposed," the health minister told a press conference on Tuesday.

"Decisions on very large mass events could hardly be expected. We are speaking probably more about hundreds of people, not thousands," the minister added.

Lifting some restrictions, the government has already allowed indoor and outdoor events with up to 30 participants, ensuring a proper distance among them, as of May 30.