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Director of Lithuania's opera theater tests positive for coronavirus

BC, Vilnius, 07.08.2020.Print version

Jonas Sakalauskas, director of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater, has tested positive for coronavirus, leading to temporary suspension of the theater's operation.

Sakalauskas himself confirmed it to LETA/BNS on Friday.

"Yes, that's true. I received a positive coronavirus test result this morning, procedures are now underway and my contacts are being traced," he said.

Sakalauskas said he felt the first symptoms on Wednesday and turned to a private clinic for a coronavirus test on Thursday. He says he's not aware where he could contract the virus since he's not been abroad lately and had no contact with people diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Sakalauskas says he's managed to avoid contact with the theater's staff and only had closer contact with a dozen of colleagues this week, meanly those from the management.

"Decisions have been made to disinfect the theater, suspend work and test possible contacts and allow those with no risk to get back to work, once the results are received," Sakalauskas said.

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