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19 Feb 2021
Theater attendance at 692,700 in Belarus in 2020 Theater attendance at 692,700 in Belarus in 2020
At the end of 2020 there were 29 professional theaters in Belarus, including 20 drama and musical theaters, 8 children’s theaters, 1 opera and ballet theater...
19 Feb 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,663 new cases, 1,608 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,663 new cases, 1,608 recoveries
The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 275,322 cases...
19 Feb 2021
Dzmitry Minkou wins silver at Grand Slam Tel Aviv 2021 Dzmitry Minkou wins silver at Grand Slam Tel Aviv 2021
The Belarusian defeated Nathon Burns of Ireland, Amir Bobovich of Israel, Sardor Nurillaev of Uzbekistan and Murad Chopanov of Russia in the 66kg weight category. In the final Dzmitry Minkou faced Spain’s Alberto Martin Gaitero, who earlier defeated Belarus’ Dzmitry Shershan...
19 Feb 2021
Sabalenka, Mertens earn 2021 Australian Open doubles title Sabalenka, Mertens earn 2021 Australian Open doubles title
The Belarusian-Belgiuan tandem took down the Czech duo of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova 6-4, 6-3 in an hour and 20 minutes...
19 Feb 2021
BelTA photo journalist shortlisted for AIPS Sport Media Awards BelTA photo journalist shortlisted for AIPS Sport Media Awards
"Clearly, it is too early to celebrate success. We will know the winners of the competition later. Nevertheless, there is reason to be proud. It does not happen often that Belarusian sport photographers become contenders for awards in such prestigious professional competitions"...
18 Feb 2021
Belarus 88th in FIFA rankings Belarus 88th in FIFA rankings
Over the past two months the Belarusian football players, as the other teams, did play and remained 88th with 1,269 points...
18 Feb 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,386 new cases, 1,800 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,386 new cases, 1,800 recoveries
The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 273,659 cases...
17 Feb 2021
Belarus’ health workers get first dose of Sputnik V vaccine Belarus’ health workers get first dose of Sputnik V vaccine
Brest Oblast vaccinated 3,460 healthcare workers who signed up for the first stage of the immunization program. Vitebsk Oblast vaccinated 3,950 people, Gomel Oblast 5,495 people, Grodno Oblast 1,795 people, Minsk 2,285 people, Minsk Oblast 2,324 people, and Mogilev Oblast 1,635 people...
17 Feb 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,352 new cases, 1,511 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,352 new cases, 1,511 recoveries
The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 272,273 cases...
17 Feb 2021
Sabalenka, Mertens reach Australian Open final Sabalenka, Mertens reach Australian Open final
The Belarusian-Belgian duo saw of the American-Dutch tandem of Nicole Melichar and Demi Schuurs 7-5, 6-4 in the semifinal. Aryna Sabalenka and Elise Mertens will face the Czech duo of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova...
16 Feb 2021
2021 Minsk International Book Fair fields 281 exhibitors from 20 countries 2021 Minsk International Book Fair fields 281 exhibitors from 20 countries
"The exhibition will be held under the motto ‘Books unite people and countries’. This year the forum will bring together 281 exhibitors from 20 countries, including Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran, Venezuela, Palestine, Austria, Pakistan, Turkey, Germany"...
16 Feb 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,134 new cases, 1,028 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,134 new cases, 1,028 recoveries
The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 270,921 cases...
16 Feb 2021
PCR tests for COVID-19 now available at Minsk National Airport PCR tests for COVID-19 now available at Minsk National Airport
The laboratory at Minsk National Airport will be open from 9.00 to 18.00 Monday to Friday, and from 6.30 to 14.00 Saturday to Sunday. Passengers leaving for Amsterdam will be able to take a test from 6.30 to 9.45 (including Saturday and Sunday)...
16 Feb 2021
Sabalenka, Mertens advance to Australian Open doubles semifinal Sabalenka, Mertens advance to Australian Open doubles semifinal
Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka and Elise Mertens of Belgium eased past the Japanese duo of Ena Shibahara and Shuko Aoyama 6-2, 6-0 for a spot in the doubles semifinal at the Australian Open...
15 Feb 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,100 new cases, 827 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,100 new cases, 827 recoveries
The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 269,787 cases...
15 Feb 2021
Hanna Sola clinches bronze at 2021 IBU World Championships in Slovenia Hanna Sola clinches bronze at 2021 IBU World Championships in Slovenia
Clean-shooting Hanna Sola finished 14.4 seconds behind the winner Tirill Eckhoff of Norway, who also shot clean (21:18.7)...
15 Feb 2021
Sabalenka, Mertens into Australian Open quarterfinal Sabalenka, Mertens into Australian Open quarterfinal
In the round of Last 16 the Belarusian-Belgian duo defeated the German-Russian tandem of Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2. Aryna Sabalenka and Elise Mertens will face the Japanese duo of Ena Shibahara and Shuko Aoyama for a spot in the semifinal...
15 Feb 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,658 new cases, 2,222 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,658 new cases, 2,222 recoveries
The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 266,687 cases...
12 Feb 2021
Belarus approves Sputnik V vaccine for over-60s Belarus approves Sputnik V vaccine for over-60s
The Healthcare Ministry emphasized that the clinical studies confirmed the vaccine’s efficacy and safety for the age group over 60 years. Sputnik V is tolerated without any serous side effects, while those side effects that people experienced are generally common for vaccines...
12 Feb 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,733 new cases, 1,964 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 update: 1,733 new cases, 1,964 recoveries
The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 265,284 cases...
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