VILNIUS, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Lithuania decided on Thursday to restore the requirement on mandatory wearing of masks in both outdoor and indoor events due to the rise of COVID-19 cases.
According to the decision signed by the country's Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga, all cultural, entertainment and other events, and gatherings organized in both open and closed spaces will require the wearing of protective equipment covering the nose and mouth and ensuring one-meter distance between participants as of Friday.
The requirement will also be applied to indoor and outdoor areas for trade, services, leisure and entertainment, during sports events.
Meanwhile, the foreign truck drivers have been required to self-isolate upon arrival until their departure even if they would stay in Lithuania for less than 72 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health, Lithuania had registered 2,528 COVID-19 cases by Thursday morning. To date, 82 people have died from the coronavirus and 1,747 have recovered. Enditem