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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"...
7 Apr 2020
No shortage of oil products expected in Belarus in April No shortage of oil products expected in Belarus in April
"The oil refineries are actually raising their processing capacity"...
7 Apr 2020
Lukashenko: Economy, people’s lives are top priorities Lukashenko: Economy, people’s lives are top priorities
Speaking about the current developments in the world, including a drop in oil prices, Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that in this situation it is important to get your bearings and, if necessary, to have the country’s economy and the society adapted in a way to avoid losses...
6 Apr 2020
Belarus follows world’s best practices in treating coronavirus patients Belarus follows world’s best practices in treating coronavirus patients
When symptoms are mild or moderate, the immune system can handle the virus on its own. In this case patients remain under medical observation without treatment. If patients develop severe symptoms, they have to take medicines...
3 Apr 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus has enough resources to fight coronavirus Lukashenko: Belarus has enough resources to fight coronavirus
"We have hospital beds in reserve, about 3,000 mechanical ventilators, as well as anesthesia machines that can also be used in extreme cases"...
3 Apr 2020
Lukashenko calls on Belarusians not to panic over coronavirus Lukashenko calls on Belarusians not to panic over coronavirus
According to the president, the most dangerous thing about the infection is panic...
3 Apr 2020
Lukashenko urges to speed up spring fieldwork Lukashenko urges to speed up spring fieldwork
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that spring fieldwork needs to be fast...
2 Apr 2020
MFA: Belarus may soon start discussing visa-free entry to Schengen zone for its nationals MFA: Belarus may soon start discussing visa-free entry to Schengen zone for its nationals
"We do not seek EU membership. We do not ask for a so-called European perspective. Our interest is the cooperation of responsible neighbors who do not create problems for each other but help when it is necessary"...
2 Apr 2020
Parliament speaker: Presidential election will be key political event in Belarus in 2020 Parliament speaker: Presidential election will be key political event in Belarus in 2020
The speaker stressed that the election should be held to a high standard, in full compliance with the Constitution and the current electoral legislation...
2 Apr 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus’ measures to combat viruses can be example for many Lukashenko: Belarus’ measures to combat viruses can be example for many
"It would be absolutely foolish to say that everything is okay in Belarus. But we are not panicking. Each of us is doing their job. We are not trying to use coronavirus for our political ends, although this year is very important from the political point of view"...
2 Apr 2020
Lukashenko hints at possible coronavirus-related attempts to reshape global order Lukashenko hints at possible coronavirus-related attempts to reshape global order
The head of state stressed that he is concerned about the future of the country, so he is trying to look further...
2 Apr 2020
Belarus to set presidential election date during parliament’s spring session Belarus to set presidential election date during parliament’s spring session
According to the speaker, the MPs should be together with their voters and should fundamentally respond to all issues related to ensuring the constitutional rights and legitimate interests of citizens...
2 Apr 2020
Parliament speaker: Coronavirus situation in Belarus is under control Parliament speaker: Coronavirus situation in Belarus is under control
"Unfortunately, the pandemic has made a few adjustments to life in Belarus as well. Naturally, we shouldn’t dramatize the situation yet we shouldn’t simplify the problem either"...
1 Apr 2020
EU ready to discuss any systemic efforts to help Belarus fight coronavirus EU ready to discuss any systemic efforts to help Belarus fight coronavirus
"The EU will assist with the supply of medical devices and protective equipment, including ventilators, masks, goggles, gowns, and safety suits"...
1 Apr 2020
Private sector assured of state support in Belarus Private sector assured of state support in Belarus
According to Viktor Chaichits, in this difficult time everyone should take to heart demands and recommendations of the head of state and the government, everyone should treat their employees well. Hardships of every person and every commercial entity should be taken into account...
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