"Some 231 (administrative offence) reports were filed over the three days," Ramunas Matonis told BNS.

Under the Code of Administrative Offences, fines for breaking the rules range from 500 to 1,500 euros for private individuals and from 1,500 to 6,000 euros for businesses.

In a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus infection, cities and towns across Lithuania were closed to all visitors, apart from a few exceptions, over the Easter weekend.

Around 15,000 cars were not allowed to pass through police roadblocks set up outside cities and towns between Friday evening and Monday evening, according to Matonis.

"Around 100,000 cars were checked and some 15,000, or about one in six, were denied entry," he said.

The intercity travel restriction was lifted on Monday evening.