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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"...
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...
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