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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...
12 Feb 2021
Sabalenka advances to Australian Open last 16 Sabalenka advances to Australian Open last 16
Belarus’ world number 7 Aryna Sabalenka eased to the round of Last 16 at the Australian Open in Melbourne with a 6-3, 6-1 win over world number 69 Ann Li of the United States...
11 Feb 2021
Belarus reports 1,692 new COVID-19 cases, 1,990 recoveries in past 24 hours Belarus reports 1,692 new COVID-19 cases, 1,990 recoveries in past 24 hours
The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 263,551 cases...
10 Feb 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 1,799 new cases, 2,014 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 1,799 new cases, 2,014 recoveries
The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 261,859 cases...
10 Feb 2021
Sabalenka ousts Kasatkina to reach Australian Open third round Sabalenka ousts Kasatkina to reach Australian Open third round
The Belarusian cruised past Russia’s world number 75 Daria Kasatkina 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 in an hour and a half...
9 Feb 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 561 new cases, 361 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 561 new cases, 361 recoveries
The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 260,060 cases...
8 Feb 2021
Belarusian Olympic Committee officially invited to Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 Belarusian Olympic Committee officially invited to Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022
Belarusian athletes traditionally rank high in winter Olympic sports. At the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi and PyeongChang 2018, Belarusian athletes won nine medals, including seven golds...
8 Feb 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 808 new cases, 526 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 808 new cases, 526 recoveries
The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 259,499 cases...
8 Feb 2021
Sabalenka moves to Australian Open second round Sabalenka moves to Australian Open second round
In the first round the Belarusian solved Slovakia’s world number 100 Viktoria Kuzmova 6-0, 6-4 in an hour and two minutes. Aryna Sabalenka will next play Russia’s world number 75 Darya Kasatkina...
8 Feb 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 1,732 new cases, 2,236 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 1,732 new cases, 2,236 recoveries
The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 258,691 cases. A total of 247,177 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Bela...
5 Feb 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 1,759 new cases, 1,994 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 1,759 new cases, 1,994 recoveries
The nationwide coronavirus tally was pushed to 255,172 cases...
5 Feb 2021
Azarenka moves to Champions Trophy quarterfinal Azarenka moves to Champions Trophy quarterfinal
Belarus’ world number 13 Victoria Azarenka went off to a good start at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne, Australia, seeing off Kazakhstan’s world number 28 Yulia Putintseva, 6-4, 1-6, 11-9, in the round of Last 16 on 4 February. The former world number one will next face either world number 339 Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States or Estonia’s world number 23 Anett Kontaveit...
4 Feb 2021
No new variants of SARS-CoV-2 reported in Belarus No new variants of SARS-CoV-2 reported in Belarus
The National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology has established an algorithm to track the spread of the new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It provides for the collection and examination of material from persons who have arrived in Belarus within the last 14 days and who have a positive PCR test result...
4 Feb 2021
Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 1,708 new cases, 1,959 recoveries Belarus’ COVID-19 latest: 1,708 new cases, 1,959 recoveries
The nationwide coronavirus tally was pushed to 253,413 cases...
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