At 7 pm, December 23, all Christmas lights on trees in cities and towns, as well as other festive decorations on the streets, will be turned off for one hour to pay homage to COVID-19 victims. Residents are invited to do the same in their homes.
“The hour of silence and solidarity”, initiated by volunteer coordination centre “Stiprūs kartu” (Strong together) and the network of municipalities, invites everyone to stop and think about those who have lost their fight against the coronavirus pandemics – and those that fight in the first fronts.
As of December 22, 1093 people in Lithuania have died from COVID-19. The current outbreaks are numerous, and hospital beds and staff are limited.
To encourage people to stay at home during this challenging period and leave only for necessary reasons, cities in Lithuania have agreed to do without New Year fireworks this year.
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