Lithuania capital embraces al fresco dining as lockdown eases

Just over a week after open-air dining was allowed to resume in the Lithuanian capital, a public square named after a doctor and independence activist was hopping with diners at several dozen tables.”We missed this so much,” said Elena Cerniauskiene, a 33-year-old bank worker out with her husband and their daughter in Jonas Basanavicius square.”It’s like Christmas and New Year’s Eve all at once,” she told AFP on Friday.As the Baltic country emerges from lockdown after recording a drop in coronavirus cases, the city of Vilnius hopes to become “one large outdoor cafe”, mayor Remigijus Simasius h…

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