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23 Apr 2020
Belarusian MPs urged to cooperate with NGOs in achieving SDGs Belarusian MPs urged to cooperate with NGOs in achieving SDGs
"We want to call on the standing commissions and MPs to cooperate with non-governmental organizations that work in environmental protection"...
23 Apr 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus will not disregard WHO recommendations, but will act accordingly Lukashenko: Belarus will not disregard WHO recommendations, but will act accordingly
"The measures recommended by the WHO should be studied in detail. We cannot ignore them"...
23 Apr 2020
Belarus’ ambassador names conditions for visa-free agreement with EU Belarus’ ambassador names conditions for visa-free agreement with EU
"The need to create a modern legal basis of cooperation is a fundamentally important priority for further development of relations with the EU"...
22 Apr 2020
Ambassador: Belarus does not seek EU membership Ambassador: Belarus does not seek EU membership
Belarus is interested in full normalization of relations with the European Union, making this process irreversible...
22 Apr 2020
Belarus follows WHO treatment guidelines for COVID-19 Belarus follows WHO treatment guidelines for COVID-19
HIV drugs, which were initially discussed as a possible treatment, fell short of the expectations...
22 Apr 2020
Belarus to decide on mass use of rapid antibody tests after trials Belarus to decide on mass use of rapid antibody tests after trials
"By the end of April, rapid antibody tests for detecting the coronavirus will be delivered to Belarus, and we will carry out their assessment and trials in healthcare facilities"...
21 Apr 2020
WHO mission issues recommendations for Belarus WHO mission issues recommendations for Belarus
The WHO commended Belarus for repurposing enterprises to produce protective equipment for healthcare workers...
21 Apr 2020
Minister: Belarusians showing more respect for self-isolation rules Minister: Belarusians showing more respect for self-isolation rules
In the past 24 hours police and sanitary epidemiological service officers have checked on about 10,000 citizens who are required to be self-isolating...
21 Apr 2020
Lukashenko: Europe will offer Belarus a helping hand to upgrade healthcare Lukashenko: Europe will offer Belarus a helping hand to upgrade healthcare
"I would like us to use the current moment to see the weaknesses in our healthcare and rectify the situation"...
20 Apr 2020
Coronavirus projected to start fading in Belarus in 3-4 weeks Coronavirus projected to start fading in Belarus in 3-4 weeks
"The situation will not be over in 2-3 weeks. However, I would like to note that the situation is manageable"...
17 Apr 2020
Speaker: Belarus takes all measures to minimize impact of coronavirus outbreak Speaker: Belarus takes all measures to minimize impact of coronavirus outbreak
"The epidemic, I am sure, will pass. We will all survive it. But we need to see what consequences there will be for the economies in our countries"...
17 Apr 2020
Lukashenko urges to protect healthcare workers Lukashenko urges to protect healthcare workers
He went on saying that Belarus has enough of personal protective equipment and medicines...
17 Apr 2020
Lukashenko on situation with coronavirus: There is a glimmer of hope Lukashenko on situation with coronavirus: There is a glimmer of hope
"The number of discharged patients is bigger than the number of hospitalized patients. The main thing is that we have prevented an outbreak"...
16 Apr 2020
Chinese companies provide $1.6m in assistance to Belarus amid COVID-19 Chinese companies provide $1.6m in assistance to Belarus amid COVID-19
Many Chinese companies, which work in Belarus, actively contribute to the efforts to donate medical products to Belarus...
16 Apr 2020
Belarus’ healthcare workers grateful for support Belarus’ healthcare workers grateful for support
"A lot of people have decided to spend their time, energy, and money to support the healthcare system in this challenging time. This gives us strength. We are happy to know that we are not alone"...
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"...
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