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18 Mar 2020
Opinion: Oil market players are in a ‘safety net’ battle Opinion: Oil market players are in a ‘safety net’ battle
"It seems to me that the key to all problems is somewhere round here. In the near future we will see a smart global deal"...
18 Mar 2020
Over 150 people screened for coronavirus at Minsk National Airport daily Over 150 people screened for coronavirus at Minsk National Airport daily
Control measures have been enhanced at the airport. Passengers undergo double thermal imaging control: at first people are screened on board a plane, after that the procedure is repeated in the airport building...
17 Mar 2020
Opinion: Focus on quarantine complicates fight against coronavirus Opinion: Focus on quarantine complicates fight against coronavirus
"The WHO always tries to minimize the economic and social consequences, declaring it one of significant values. The fact that many countries are now focused on quarantine complicates the situation, according to doctors. There are issues with coordination and concentration of resources"...
17 Mar 2020
Call to build flexible economy in Belarus Call to build flexible economy in Belarus
"The national economy has not reached the necessary level of stability yet to resist any influence from outside, be it political moods, external or any other shocks"...
17 Mar 2020
Minister: Belarus sticks to WHO guidelines, keeps coronavirus under control Minister: Belarus sticks to WHO guidelines, keeps coronavirus under control
"Over the past 24 hours, no new cases were reported; more coronavirus patients will be discharged from hospital soon, as they have already tested negative"...
16 Mar 2020
Hope for flexibility in Russia’s entry restrictions for Belarusians Hope for flexibility in Russia’s entry restrictions for Belarusians
"It is impossible to fully sever all ties: aircraft are flying, the number of flights may be reduced. Citizens coming back to their own country will surely be allowed to do so"...
16 Mar 2020
Lukashenko responds to Russia’s decision to close border with Belarus Lukashenko responds to Russia’s decision to close border with Belarus
Russia said it is closing the border over coronavirus. However, the Belarusian president noted that it is impossible to fight such a disease this way...
16 Mar 2020
Lukashenko comments on situation with coronavirus Lukashenko comments on situation with coronavirus
"Belarusians are doing it right. Except for one thing: Please, do not run around pharmacies buying masks, uniforms or some medicines"...
13 Mar 2020
Belarus well-prepared for spring sowing campaign Belarus well-prepared for spring sowing campaign
At the same time the beginning of the year was unordinary for agricultural enterprises from the point of view of effective farming...
13 Mar 2020
Foreigners advised to take lab tests before coming to Belarus for mass events Foreigners advised to take lab tests before coming to Belarus for mass events
At the same time, the Healthcare Ministry recommends to postpone mass events that will draw a great number of foreigners to a later date when the situation gets back to normal...
13 Mar 2020
UIMP head: Minsk will be a good host of UIPM Pentathlon World Championships in 2021 UIMP head: Minsk will be a good host of UIPM Pentathlon World Championships in 2021
According to the UIPM president, the Minsk championships will be held in a new format, which will be introduced into the 2024 Olympics in Paris...
13 Mar 2020
Lukashenko emphasizes role of police in fighting against coronavirus Lukashenko emphasizes role of police in fighting against coronavirus
"But you can give advice to people, especially elderly people, help them with shopping, if necessary, so that they could stay at home"...
12 Mar 2020
Efficiency of Belarusian healthcare system, doctors praised Efficiency of Belarusian healthcare system, doctors praised
However, Aleksandr Lukashenko acknowledged that there are certain drawbacks...
11 Mar 2020
Belarus vows to buy at least two tankers of alternative oil per month regardless of deal with Russia Belarus vows to buy at least two tankers of alternative oil per month regardless of deal with Russia
"The question is whether we are going to buy a lot of alternative oil the way we do at present or whether we are going to buy minimal amounts in order to understand and stay in touch with the market"...
11 Mar 2020
Call to build up goods relations between Belarus, Cuba Call to build up goods relations between Belarus, Cuba
The speaker noted that the trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and Cuba has decreased in recent years...
11 Mar 2020
PM: Belarus’ trade with Russia contracts, trade deficit narrows PM: Belarus’ trade with Russia contracts, trade deficit narrows
"We managed to stabilize trade which currently stands at $35-36 billion"...
9 Mar 2020
Lukashenko: Government system makes sense only when it serves people Lukashenko: Government system makes sense only when it serves people
"I want to reiterate what I have been saying since my first day in office: the whole system and the government in general make sense only when they are for the good of people. Everything else is meaningless"...
9 Mar 2020
Belarus' PM comments on fall in oil prices, fluctuations in currency market Belarus' PM comments on fall in oil prices, fluctuations in currency market
"In any case, the National Bank will be following the market trends and will not artificially restrain the Belarusian ruble"...
9 Mar 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus has many proposals for oil supplies, processing Lukashenko: Belarus has many proposals for oil supplies, processing
"We have to make a decision and buy this oil on Monday-Tuesday. The volumes are large - over 6 million tonnes"...
6 Mar 2020
Matviyenko: Impossible to hide emotions at Brest Fortress memorial Matviyenko: Impossible to hide emotions at Brest Fortress memorial
We bow to the courage and resilience of those who won this victory on the battlefields during those time of terrible ordeals, trials and irreplaceable losses...
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