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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...
9 Apr 2020
Minister: Situation with coronavirus remains manageable in all Belarusian regions Minister: Situation with coronavirus remains manageable in all Belarusian regions
The Healthcare Ministry remains alert to the possibility of new imported cases, because some Belarusian nationals are still abroad...
9 Apr 2020
Opinion: Belarus has every opportunity to increase food exports Opinion: Belarus has every opportunity to increase food exports
"Now it is a good time to tap into new markets, despite the fact that everybody expects a recession in the economy and consumption"...
8 Apr 2020
Russians working at Belarus nuclear power plant test positive for COVID-19 Russians working at Belarus nuclear power plant test positive for COVID-19
He emphasized that these people did not take part in construction, startup and commissioning works, but were on a 14-day quarantine...
8 Apr 2020
Administrative penalties for breaking self-isolation rules under consideration in Belarus Administrative penalties for breaking self-isolation rules under consideration in Belarus
At present there is no legal way to fine violators of the self-isolation rules or punish them in some other way...
8 Apr 2020
Protocol on Russian natural gas import to Belarus in 2020 to offer comparable financial terms Protocol on Russian natural gas import to Belarus in 2020 to offer comparable financial terms
The MP noted that natural gas import is very important for the Belarusian economy...
7 Apr 2020
Over 7,000 hospital beds for coronavirus patients in Belarus Over 7,000 hospital beds for coronavirus patients in Belarus
According to Vladimir Karanik, “there are no signs indicating that the healthcare system is overloaded”...
7 Apr 2020
Belarus’ chief state sanitary doctor: We work 24/7 to stop coronavirus Belarus’ chief state sanitary doctor: We work 24/7 to stop coronavirus
"Every epidemiological case is investigated, hospitals are carrying out a whole range of activities. Disinfecting measures are also undertaken if necessary"...
7 Apr 2020
Lukashenko on coronavirus: Doctors must fight for every life Lukashenko on coronavirus: Doctors must fight for every life
The head of state added that the number of coronavirus cases is not falling in the country. On the other hand, the dynamics shows no avalanche-like increase...
7 Apr 2020
Lukashenko: No exponential growth in new coronavirus cases Lukashenko: No exponential growth in new coronavirus cases
"As of today, 794 people are in hospital, 31 are mechanically ventilated. There is no catastrophe at all"...
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