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8 Apr 2020
WHO mission arrives in Belarus WHO mission arrives in Belarus
The delegation includes three experts. The mission will work in Belarus from 8 April till 11 April...
7 Apr 2020
No new coronavirus deaths in Belarus on 6 April No new coronavirus deaths in Belarus on 6 April
As of 7 April, 794 people remain in hospital...
7 Apr 2020
Belarus’ Belovezhskaya Pushcha counts its wildlife Belarus’ Belovezhskaya Pushcha counts its wildlife
The survey showed that Belovezhskaya Pushcha has 604 bison, 260 elks, over 1,100 roe deer, and 2,600 red deer...
7 Apr 2020
Kupala theater launches Non-Theater Mask social project Kupala theater launches Non-Theater Mask social project
"The theater’s sewing workshop has already made 500 protective face masks. The theater plans to make more and donate them to Minsk Hospital No.10"...
7 Apr 2020
Belarus has over 20,000 coronavirus testing kits Belarus has over 20,000 coronavirus testing kits
"The National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology performs some 700 tests a day. There are 13 laboratories working currently in the country"...
6 Apr 2020
Paratrooper brigade in Vitebsk salutes healthcare workers fighting coronavirus Paratrooper brigade in Vitebsk salutes healthcare workers fighting coronavirus
"We are monitoring the news about the situation in the country. We are happy that the Belarusian society has come together to tackle this problem. Everyone tries to help in a way they can, and we decided to demonstrate solidarity with medical staff and thank them for their hard work"...
6 Apr 2020
Russia donates 10,000 coronavirus testing kits to Belarus Russia donates 10,000 coronavirus testing kits to Belarus
Testing kits were delivered by a refrigerator truck with a temperature control system of minus 20 degrees...
6 Apr 2020
Over 40,000 coronavirus tests done in Belarus Over 40,000 coronavirus tests done in Belarus
By now 634 people remain in hospital. These are mostly contacts of the confirmed coronavirus cases...
6 Apr 2020
Belarus coronavirus update: 502 patients remain in hospital Belarus coronavirus update: 502 patients remain in hospital
"The majority of patients have mild or moderate symptoms. Fifty-two patients have already recovered"...
6 Apr 2020
Belarus to extend school holidays Belarus to extend school holidays
The Education Ministry informs that the spring holidays will be extended for six days – from 6 April through 11 April...
6 Apr 2020
Over 23m trees planted in Belarus during Forest Week 2020 Over 23m trees planted in Belarus during Forest Week 2020
"We have already planted 23 million trees, mostly coniferous, all over the country. Most of them were planted in place of dried-out areas of coniferous forest"...
3 Apr 2020
Belarusian Healthcare Ministry revises procedure for observing contacts of COVID-19 patients Belarusian Healthcare Ministry revises procedure for observing contacts of COVID-19 patients
"A detailed analysis demonstrated that the infection is found in first-tier contacts on the second to fifth day. This is why such patients will have to take coronavirus infection tests on the sixth or seventh day. If the test results are negative, the patient gets discharged"...
3 Apr 2020
Effectiveness of coronavirus prevention measures in Belarus praised Effectiveness of coronavirus prevention measures in Belarus praised
The measures are designed to detect patients with the coronavirus infection, track their contacts and hospitalize first-tier contacts in addition to implementing antiepidemic precautions all over the country...
3 Apr 2020
351 coronavirus infection cases registered in Belarus 351 coronavirus infection cases registered in Belarus
The coronavirus infection is primarily found in patients aged 25-64...
3 Apr 2020
Belarus’ Healthcare Ministry issues self-isolation rules for arrivals Belarus’ Healthcare Ministry issues self-isolation rules for arrivals
Belarus’ arrivals are not allowed to leave their homes (places of temporary residence) and visit workplaces, educational institutions, stores, shopping centers, public catering...
3 Apr 2020
Two Belarus’ museums among top five best museums in CIS Two Belarus’ museums among top five best museums in CIS
The ranking was based on the analysis of popularity and virtual tours on offer in museums...
3 Apr 2020
WHO provides 6,000 coronavirus testing kits to Belarus WHO provides 6,000 coronavirus testing kits to Belarus
"All tests have already reached the laboratory of the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology"...
2 Apr 2020
254 coronavirus patients in Belarusian hospitals 254 coronavirus patients in Belarusian hospitals
At present, 254 people who tested positive for the coronavirus are receiving treatment...
2 Apr 2020
Belarus to use 3D printers to produce PPE Belarus to use 3D printers to produce PPE
"Belarusian doctors are joining the international efforts to protect doctors from COVID-19: a goal has been set to 3D print more than 1,500 multi-use face shields for hospitals of Minsk and oblast capitals within a week"...
1 Apr 2020
Belarus to contribute to WHO global surveillance for COVID-19 Belarus to contribute to WHO global surveillance for COVID-19
She explained that this is not about clinical trials of new medicines. WHO is gathering the latest findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease and treatment methods used by participating countries in order to develop treatment protocols...
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