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Lithuania nursing home residents infected with COVID-19 after vaccination

In Lithuania, an outbreak of coronavirus infection was recorded in the nursing home after all patients were fully vaccinated. It is reported by the nursing home Lauksargio in the Taurage district.

A total of 14 of the 15 infected COVID-19 residents of the boarding nursing home were vaccinated according to the full schedule. According to the guidelines, the National Center for Public Health (NVSC) is beginning an additional review of the vaccination process at this facility.

Earlier in Greece, an 85-year-old man died a few minutes after being vaccinated against the coronavirus. Before the vaccination, the doctors collected the patient’s medical history, and there were no contraindications to the vaccine. After the vaccination, the elderly man was sitting in the waiting room, then suddenly lost consciousness and fell. Doctors promptly gave him first aid and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, after which the patient regained consciousness for about five minutes and again lost consciousness.

Lithuania calls on the EU for immediate sanctions against Russia due to Navalny’s verdict

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielyus Landsbergis said that after the verdict of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the EU will immediately impose sanctions against those responsible for his persecution.

LRT TV and Radio Company reported about it.

Gabrielyus Landsbergis does not exclude the possibility that, if the discussions in the EU take time, Lithuania may apply sanctions to the people who initiated the arrest and imprisonment of the Russian opposition.

“I have to admit that this court decision did not come as a surprise. At the meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels last week, we said that there is a high probability that Vladimir Putin will do his best to keep Navalny in prison. If a real conclusion is assigned to Navalny, Europe will impose sanctions, “Landsbergis said.

“I hope this promise was realistic, so we must return to this issue immediately, without waiting for the new EU Council,” the minister added.

According to Landsbergis, he had already discussed this issue with the foreign ministers of Latvia and Estonia on Tuesday.

On February 3, the Simonovsky Court of Moscow canceled Alex Navalny’s suspended sentence in the “Yves Rocher case” and appointed him a real term of 3.5 years in a general regime penal colony.

At the same time, more than 10 months were taken from the term, which the politician spent under house arrest. This means that Navalny has to spend about 2 years and 8 months in the colony.

In Lithuania, five doses of coronavirus vaccine were administered to a woman by mistake

In one of the Lithuanian hospitals, five doses of vaccine against coronavirus were given to one person by mistake.

This is reported by Delfi.

The incident occurred in mid-January in a hospital in the city of Marijampol. “It happened that the vaccine was not diluted and all five doses were administered to one person. This is a human factor. Nothing bad happened to the patient,” the hospital director said.

According to him, the woman feels well, only she feels a strong pain in the injection site.

After the incident, doctors consulted the Kaunas clinic and representatives of Pfizer, the company that produces the vaccine.

Four people did not receive the vaccine because of the incident.

Recall that the Lithuanian government, at the suggestion of the Ministry of Health, extended the quarantine and restrictions on movement between regions until February 28.

The proposal to extend the quarantine was justified by the fact that with the introduction of a strict quarantine the incidence of COVID-19 decreased, but still remains high.

Lithuania rejected COVID vaccine Moderna

Lithuania has decided not to purchase the COVID vaccine from Moderna. The country will additionally purchase the drug produced by Pfizer and BioNTech.

This decision was made by the Lithuanian government.

According to the country’s Minister of Health, the step was caused by the fact that Moderna raised the price of its products by 33% and refuses to supply on previous conditions.

The first batch of Moderna in the amount of 2.4 thousand doses arrived in Lithuania on January 12.

Lithuania was to buy about 500 thousand doses of vaccine Moderna, 1.85 million doses of vaccine BioNTech and Pfizer, 1.86 million doses of the preparation of the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca and 1.24 million doses of Janssen, a division of Johnson & Johnson.

Recall that at the end of December 2020, a new outbreak of coronavirus on a mink farm was recorded in Lithuania. The animals could have been infected by workers who were sick with tuberculosis.

Two Lithuanian citizens accused of spying for Russia

The Lithuanian Prosecutor’s Office sent to court the case of two citizens accused of spying for Russia. This was reported on the website of the department.

It is alleged that the defendants did not know each other, and their field of activity also varies. However, according to the investigation, they were pushed to the crime by the same person — an employee of the Border Directorate of the FSB of Russia in the Kaliningrad region.

The prosecutor’s office claims that one of the accused was recruited in 2014. He “had to photograph certain objects, collect information about persons transferred to him, participate in certain events, acquire and transfer requested publications, publicly publish certain information and perform other tasks,” the website says.

Another defendant, investigators say, was recruited in 2016. As the head of a public organization, he allegedly agreed to transmit information about his events to the Russian side, as well as prepare and publish texts approved by the Russian curator in the Lithuanian media.

In November 2019, an exchange of persons convicted of espionage took place between Russia and Lithuania. As part of the exchange, Russia received two of its citizens — Nikolai Filipchenko and Sergei Moiseenko. In response, Moscow handed over three people — two Lithuanians and a Norwegian Frode Berg, who, according to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, had already been handed over to the Norwegian authorities in Lithuania. The exchange procedure took place at the Lithuanian-Russian border.