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23 Mar 2020
Healthcare Ministry: No grounds for COVID-19 panic in Belarus Healthcare Ministry: No grounds for COVID-19 panic in Belarus
The average age of patients with COVID-19 in Belarus is 15 to 49, said Inna Karaban, deputy head of the department for hygiene, epidemiology and disease prevention at the Healthcare Ministry...
23 Mar 2020
Lukashenko dwells on return of Belarusians from abroad, criticizes irresponsible tourists Lukashenko dwells on return of Belarusians from abroad, criticizes irresponsible tourists
"We are trying to persuade our people not to go abroad, to stay home. There will be no charter flights for those who went abroad after our warnings. So they can stay there since they decided to go no matter what"...
23 Mar 2020
Eismont: Focus on preserving, strengthening healthcare system in Belarus Eismont: Focus on preserving, strengthening healthcare system in Belarus
"The first and probably the most important thing is that the current situation shows us that the healthcare system in Belarus has not been ruined"...
20 Mar 2020
Lukashenko: Coronavirus situation in Belarus does not require draconian measures Lukashenko: Coronavirus situation in Belarus does not require draconian measures
"People must learn self-responsibility and also to take care of those around them. If you have a cough and a running nose, stay at home, do not spread the infection. This is the essence"...
20 Mar 2020
Plans to draft agreement on EAEU common gas market by 2022 Plans to draft agreement on EAEU common gas market by 2022
According to him, a similar regulatory framework will be developed for the common markets of oil and petroleum products...
19 Mar 2020
Minister: Belarusian athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympic Games in routine mode Minister: Belarusian athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympic Games in routine mode
According to him, 404 Belarusian athletes are currently abroad for training camps. Gradually they will be returning home. Upon arrival, all athletes will go through the activities recommended by the Healthcare Ministry...
19 Mar 2020
Lukashenko explains why Belarus is not on lockdown over coronavirus Lukashenko explains why Belarus is not on lockdown over coronavirus
"If parents are scared, let them keep their children at home. We are not against it"...
19 Mar 2020
Lukashenko: Panic can do more harm than coronavirus Lukashenko: Panic can do more harm than coronavirus
"Despite some criticism, I call this coronavirus nothing else but a psychosis and I will stick to this. We have survived many such psychoses, and we know what this can lead to"...
19 Mar 2020
Andreichenko: Belarus would like to see calmer, consistently positive situation in oil, gas matters Andreichenko: Belarus would like to see calmer, consistently positive situation in oil, gas matters
Vladimir Andreichenko noted that in times of difficulties, the problems become more pronounced...
18 Mar 2020
Kochanova: Belarus does everything to shield people against coronavirus Kochanova: Belarus does everything to shield people against coronavirus
The situation in the country is under permanent control...
18 Mar 2020
Hope coronavirus will not affect Slavianski Bazaar schedule Hope coronavirus will not affect Slavianski Bazaar schedule
"The organizers are preparing the festival. None of our partners have any questions or doubts about this. We hope that the event will be held on time, without any delays and cancellations"...
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...
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