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2 Mar 2020
WHO hails Belarus’ openness in response to coronavirus WHO hails Belarus’ openness in response to coronavirus
"One cannot say that there is some extraordinary situation or reasons for panic. Everything goes on routinely, contacts are being traced, everyone in need of treatment gets treated"...
2 Mar 2020
Belarus to host Vladimir Spivakov Invites festival on 3-9 March Belarus to host Vladimir Spivakov Invites festival on 3-9 March
The opening ceremony is due to take place at the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus on 3 March. The opera gala concert will feature the State Chamber Orchestra Moscow Virtuosi and soloist of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia Anna Aglatova...
2 Mar 2020
Minsk to host UEFA Congress in 2021 Minsk to host UEFA Congress in 2021
The UEFA Congress is UEFA's supreme executive body, dealing with a variety of matters including election of the UEFA President and the UEFA Executive Committee members...
2 Mar 2020
Oman to host Days of Belarusian Culture on 2-6 March Oman to host Days of Belarusian Culture on 2-6 March
The opening ceremony of the Days of Belarusian Culture will take place on the stage of the House of Musical Arts of the Royal Opera House in Muscat...
2 Mar 2020
Belarusian students win medals at Technocup programming Olympiad in Moscow Belarusian students win medals at Technocup programming Olympiad in Moscow
All in all, taking part in the Olympiad rounds were more than 4,500 students, 578 of them advanced to the final after four qualifying rounds. They needed to solve eight algorithmic tasks within three hours...
2 Mar 2020
VAL wins Belarus national selection for Eurovision 2020 VAL wins Belarus national selection for Eurovision 2020
The winner was decided by a 50/50 combination of an expert jury and a public televoting. VAL scored 20 points out of 24 with their act Da Vidna...
2 Mar 2020
One more person tests positive for coronavirus in Belarus One more person tests positive for coronavirus in Belarus
“According to the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, one of the test samples taken from this woman revealed an RNA fragment that might be attributed to the novel coronavirus”...
28 Feb 2020
Belarus Events Calendar: MARCH 2020 Belarus Events Calendar: MARCH 2020
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
28 Feb 2020
Minsk airport steps up screening for coronavirus Minsk airport steps up screening for coronavirus
"We have established four quarantine facilities at the airport to collect biomaterials of arriving passengers. Medical workers are deployed there"...
28 Feb 2020
Belarus confirms first case of coronavirus Belarus confirms first case of coronavirus
"The National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology informed that one of the tests for coronavirus came back positive on 27 February. The infected person is a student from Iran who arrived in Belarus on a flight from Baku on 22 February"...
27 Feb 2020
Scientists of three countries discuss safety of Belarusian nuclear power plant in Sweden Scientists of three countries discuss safety of Belarusian nuclear power plant in Sweden
Participants of the seminar discussed the first results of the measurements taken in the area surrounding the Belarusian nuclear power plant in autumn 2019...
26 Feb 2020
Two Belarusian referees to officiate 2020 IIHF World Championship matches Two Belarusian referees to officiate 2020 IIHF World Championship matches
Maksim Sidorenko will work at the world championship in Switzerland as the chief referee and his colleague Dmitry Golyak as a linesman...
26 Feb 2020
Four Belarusians into Women Super Sprint Final at Raubichi Four Belarusians into Women Super Sprint Final at Raubichi
The Women Super Sprint Final, which is due to start at 18.00 on 26 February, will feature 30 biathletes...
26 Feb 2020
Three Belarusians into Men Super Sprint Final at Raubichi Three Belarusians into Men Super Sprint Final at Raubichi
The Men Super Sprint Final will feature 30 best athletes on 26 February...
26 Feb 2020
Belarus’ Maya Sivets victorious at Tanzolymp dance festival in Germany Belarus’ Maya Sivets victorious at Tanzolymp dance festival in Germany
Maya Sivets took a gold medal in the Classical Dance category in the 8-12 age group, which helped Belarus place eighth in the overall standings...
26 Feb 2020
Anti-doping education to be in focus of international seminar in Belarus Anti-doping education to be in focus of international seminar in Belarus
The event is organized by the Sports and Tourism Ministry, the National Olympic Committee and the National Anti-Doping Agency...
26 Feb 2020
IBU Open European Championships to kick off in Belarus on 26 February IBU Open European Championships to kick off in Belarus on 26 February
All in all, taking part in the event will be 40 teams, 157 men and 140 women...
25 Feb 2020
BelTA’s photo exhibition opens in Gomel BelTA’s photo exhibition opens in Gomel
The exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and features 75 moments captured during the war...
25 Feb 2020
Belarus top Portugal in 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifier Belarus top Portugal in 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifier
Rostislav Vergun’s men defeated Portugal 72-56 at the Minsk Palace of Sports...
24 Feb 2020
Belarus to be featured at Latvian Book Fair 2020 Belarus to be featured at Latvian Book Fair 2020
The Belarusian stand has been organized by the Belarusian Information Ministry and the Belarusian Union of Publishers and Distributors of Printed Media. It will demonstrate more than 500 latest Belarusian books on various topics...
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