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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...
1 Apr 2020
Kochanova on Belarus’ steps to fight coronavirus Kochanova on Belarus’ steps to fight coronavirus
"The measures taken in the country are adequate to the situation we have today. I would like to assure everyone that all these measures are coordinated with the World Health Organization"...
1 Apr 2020
Kochanova: Presidential election in Belarus will be coherent, well-organized Kochanova: Presidential election in Belarus will be coherent, well-organized
Natalya Kochanova told reporters that the timeframe of the election campaign will be determined after the matter is discussed with the Central Election Commission...
31 Mar 2020
Reasons behind Belarus’ decision to invite WHO experts explained Reasons behind Belarus’ decision to invite WHO experts explained
"This instruction has to do with the fact that we are currently also facing the ‘information coronavirus’. We are witnessing numerous attempts to hype up the situation in the media every day and every hour"...
31 Mar 2020
Lukashenko urges to work, pull through coronavirus crisis by all means Lukashenko urges to work, pull through coronavirus crisis by all means
He emphasized that various viral infections should not be disregarded. After all, the morbidity is at its peak now...
31 Mar 2020
Lukashenko: No grounds to reschedule presidential election yet Lukashenko: No grounds to reschedule presidential election yet
The president added that he needs to consult with the Central Election Commission and determine the campaign period...
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