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16 Apr 2020
Minister: Belarus’ healthcare system well-resourced to handle COVID-19 Minister: Belarus’ healthcare system well-resourced to handle COVID-19
According to him, the budget will be amended taking into account healthcare spending in the future...
16 Apr 2020
Belarus’ parliament makes statement timed to anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War Belarus’ parliament makes statement timed to anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War
The keynote of the address is that the Great Victory is sacred, it should not fall into oblivion or be revised...
15 Apr 2020
Senator: Consolidation of society is the best cure for crisis Senator: Consolidation of society is the best cure for crisis
"It is the consolidation of efforts of civil society institutions and government bodies that will make it possible to overcome the global crisis as soon as possible and at the lowest cost"...
14 Apr 2020
No surge in new coronavirus cases in Belarus recently No surge in new coronavirus cases in Belarus recently
The Healthcare Ministry is taking all the measures to prevent a rapid, exponential growth in cases and to flatten the curve as much as possible...
14 Apr 2020
Metropolitan Pavel asks worshipers not to attend church amid COVID-19 outbreak Metropolitan Pavel asks worshipers not to attend church amid COVID-19 outbreak
"Easter cakes and curd puddings will be blessed outside the churches. We call upon everyone to pray at home these days. Services will be broadcast on TV"...
14 Apr 2020
Systemic measures to ensure economic stability in Eurasian Economic Union in development Systemic measures to ensure economic stability in Eurasian Economic Union in development
The Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission has temporarily banned the export of means of individual protection, disinfectants, and medical products from the Eurasian Economic Union...
14 Apr 2020
Lukashenko names key tasks for EAEU during pandemic Lukashenko names key tasks for EAEU during pandemic
First of all, Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized the importance of preserving transit flows...
14 Apr 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus takes all necessary measures to prevent spread of all infections Lukashenko: Belarus takes all necessary measures to prevent spread of all infections
"They fully comply with the requirements and norms of the World Health Organization"...
14 Apr 2020
Senator: Belarus has built a clear-cut system of epidemic prevention measures Senator: Belarus has built a clear-cut system of epidemic prevention measures
"The members of the Council of the Republic have been continuously monitoring the pharmacy network for the availability of antiseptics. I want to say that everything is done to ensure that people are protected in the country"...
13 Apr 2020
Russian mass media criticized in Belarus for biased coverage Russian mass media criticized in Belarus for biased coverage
"Every day we provide information without concealing anything. Our doctors, specialists, professionals take the floor. Even our pulmonologists do the talking"...
13 Apr 2020
Ambassador: Uzbekistan values friendship with Belarus Ambassador: Uzbekistan values friendship with Belarus
The ambassador said that only through joint efforts can the countries defeat the coronavirus...
13 Apr 2020
Self-isolation described as outpatient treatment in Belarus Self-isolation described as outpatient treatment in Belarus
The president asked doctors not to send such patients into lengthy self isolation...
13 Apr 2020
WHO confirms reliability of Belarus’ coronavirus statistics WHO confirms reliability of Belarus’ coronavirus statistics
"Nothing is being hidden from citizens of our country. The information that is provided is absolutely reliable and trustworthy. The WHO representatives emphasized it while visiting healthcare facilities"...
13 Apr 2020
Minister: WHO will recommend Belarus’ approach to coronavirus treatment to other countries Minister: WHO will recommend Belarus’ approach to coronavirus treatment to other countries
"When we discussed the diagnostic and treatment procedures for patients with confirmed coronavirus infection, the WHO experts said these procedures did not require any correction"...
10 Apr 2020
Rise in reported coronavirus cases in Belarus explained by expanded testing Rise in reported coronavirus cases in Belarus explained by expanded testing
At present, there are enough resources in Belarus to help all the people who need medical attention...
10 Apr 2020
Call to coordinate efforts to combat coronavirus in EAEU Call to coordinate efforts to combat coronavirus in EAEU
The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) and the governments of the EAEU member states have developed a set of joint crisis management measures...
10 Apr 2020
Minister: Belarus’ rescue workers equipped to world’s best standards Minister: Belarus’ rescue workers equipped to world’s best standards
The minister called heavy-duty machinery one of the biggest achievements of the ministry’s collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences and local manufacturers...
9 Apr 2020
COVID-19 expected to peak in Belarus in late April-early May COVID-19 expected to peak in Belarus in late April-early May
The minister emphasized that this is a novel virus and it is hard to say how many people are susceptible to it...
9 Apr 2020
Minister: Number one goal is to prevent a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases Minister: Number one goal is to prevent a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases
According to the statistics, in his words, some 80-85% of patients show only mild symptoms, which does not require any medical care...
9 Apr 2020
Belarus health minister explains advantages of COVID-19 mitigation strategy Belarus health minister explains advantages of COVID-19 mitigation strategy
The mitigation strategy seeks to delay the spread and thus “flatten the curve”. This involves a number of measures, like medical observation of people who are infected or most at risk...
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