g4 tours-Liveticker: Coronavirus in Belarus
Coronavirus breaking news on 4th April 2020
The number of those infected with coronavirus in Belarus has increased to 440. The Ministry of Health confirmed the death of 5 people.
According to the Ministry, as of April 4, 394 people are under hospital treatment with coronavirus infection.
Most patients have the disease in mild or moderate form. After treatment 41 people have recovered.
There have been recorded 5 deaths of patients with numerous chronic diseases burdened with coronavirus infection.
Coronavirus breaking news on 3rd April 2020
In Belarus 351 cases of coronavirus have been recorded.
The Ministry of Health provided statistics by regions: Minsk and the Minsk region and Vitebsk region are at the top.
The Ministry of Health has so far officially reported four deaths in which the coronavirus has been confirmed.
There are 190 cases of coronavirus in Minsk, with the Vitebsk region in second place with 89 cases. In the Minsk region 50 people were infected. There are 13 cases in the Gomel region, 6 cases in the Grodno region, 2 cases in the Mogilev region and one case in the Brest region.
Most of the coronavirus cases are registered among people between 25 and 64 years of age.
Belarus has decided to test all severe and moderate pneumonia
At present there are 10,640 test systems in Belarus and in the coming days the country will receive another 10,000 test systems. In addition, clinical tests of three test systems from Belarusian production are being carried out.
Coronavirus breaking news on 2nd April 2020
According to the Ministry of Health, 300 people in Belarus have been infected with coronavirus since the outbreak. Among them, 254 people are now on hospital treatment, while 42 have recovered and 4 have died. Almost 2000 contacts are in hospitals.
The Ministry of Health reports that in most cases the disease is mild to moderate. 11 patients need artificial lung ventilation and their condition is assessed as stable.
The polyclinics now have separate entrances and rooms for patients with fever and symptoms of acute respiratory infection.
Coronavirus breaking news on 1st April 2020
The Ministry of Health no longer provides information on the number of people infected with coronavirus.
More than 32 thousand tests for coronavirus infection have been conducted in Belarus to date.
In the last 24 hours five patients have been discharged, whose previous COVID-19 test had a positive result. There are 157 people under medical supervision and under treatment. According to the Belarusian mass media, there are currently from 163 to 217 cases of coronavirus infection in Belarus. The Ministry of Health hasn’t reported on the total number of cases of coronavirus since March 31. 152 cases were reported on March 30. Two patients with coronavirus are known to have died.
Director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe Hans Kluge, according to the WHO representative in Belarus, Batyr Berdyklychev, stressed that the situation is developing very rapidly, respectively, the measures taken by the country should also be quickly adjusted to the epidemiological situation.
According to Batyr Berdyklychev, it’s very important to inform the population about the virus spread in time. “Informing should be regular and open enough for the population to have full information about the risks, how the situation develops and what measures are taken. Lack of information can provoke fear, so an important element in combating the epidemic is the involvement of the population,” emphasizes the WHO representative in Belarus.
Coronavirus breaking news on 30th March 2020
There are 152 cases of coronavirus in Belarus, 47 people have recovered.
As of Monday, March 30, there were 152 cases of coronavirus in Belarus. The official Telegram channel of the Ministry of Health reports that 47 people, previously tested positive for COVID-19, have been discharged or are expected to be discharged soon. Medical monitoring and treatment of 105 people is ongoing.
In the last three days the number of cases of coronavirus in Belarus has more than halved: from 94 to 152. To date, more than 30 thousand COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the country. Measures to control the epidemiological situation are being continued and, if necessary, patients are hospitalized for further monitoring and examination. Thus, in the past 24 hours 110 people have been hospitalized and 144 discharged, including those who had contact with carriers of infection.
In Belarus, no quarantine has been declared, no educational institutions have been closed, and borders have been opened. However, March 27, a 14-day quarantine was introduced for all visitors from the countries, where cases of coronavirus have been registered.
Coronavirus breaking news on 29th March 2020
Belarus and Russia have agreed together to take the Belarusians out of the countries where they got stuck.
Belarusians will be taken out along with Russian citizens on the basis of evacuation lists, prepared by the Belarusian side.
Belarusians will be able to fly to Moscow by Russian charter flights. And regular Belavia flights will fly to their homeland from Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports.
Coronavirus breaking news on 28th March 2020
The Ministry of Health has opened a special charity account. Anyone who wishes to support physicians fighting against coronavirus may transfer money to this account.
Belarusian IT companies Currency.com, Melsoft, Easybrain and Vizor Games transferred to the charity account of the Ministry of Health and other Belarusian projects to fight against coronavirus 100 thousand dollars in equivalent each.
Currency.com also launches the “Help medics” campaign. All collected funds (and one can donate both cryptocurrency and ordinary money) will be transferred to the charity account of the Belarusian Ministry of Health. The new tokens will be added to the platform from March 31.
Coronavirus breaking news on 27th March 2020
According to the Ministry of Health, the number of cases of coronavirus in Belarus has increased to 94.
Currently, about 24 thousand tests for COVID-19 have been performed in the country, reported the press service of the Ministry of Health. Thirty-two patients have already been discharged or are preparing for discharge. Previously, they had a positive result of the test for COVID-19. In the process of observation and treatment, negative test results were received. Medical monitoring and treatment of 62 patients is ongoing.
No patients with coronavirus are on artificial lung ventilation. There is sufficient stock of medicines. There are 2221 available places in hospitals at the moment, and the ambulance is working as usual and coping with the treatment.
The Ministry of Health has published a list of countries where COVID-19 cases are registered. After visiting these countries, citizens must go to quarantine upon arrival in Belarus.
The list includes almost 170 countries, including those where the largest number of infections has been registered so far (China, USA, Italy, Spain, Germany and others), as well as all neighboring countries of Belarus (Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania and Latvia).
Coronavirus breaking news on 26th March 2020
The Government of Belarus has identified measures to prevent the importation and spread of infection caused by the coronavirus COVID-19.
According to the resolution of the Council of Ministers, all people who arrived in Belarus from the countries, where cases of infection with COVID-19 are registered, within 14 calendar days from the date of arrival:
- must be in self-isolation at home;
- are not subject to subsequent crossing of the Belarusian border (until the self-isolation period expires).
The list of countries where cases of COVID-19 infection are registered, according to the document, should be published on the official website of the Ministry of Health. But there is no such list now. Judging by the government decree, we are talking about almost all countries in the world, including Russia, with which we have no border.
According to the government decree, border guards officers issue a questionnaire to all those who have arrived. Once completed, it is handed over to officials of the Ministry of Health. However, it is not clear how we can control visitors on the border with Russia, which we do not have a border with.
The resolution comes into force on March 27.
Coronavirus breaking news on 25th March 2020
The number of people infected with coronavirus COVID-19 in Belarus has reached 86 people, said the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
29 patients have been discharged or are preparing to be discharged, while another 57 people are currently under medical surveillance.
Monday, officials of the Ministry of Health assured that the situation with the spread of coronavirus is now under control. However, certain measures are being taken: control of those entering the country and isolation of contacts of patients.
In addition, catering establishments are encouraged to set up tables at a greater distance from each other. Minsk cinemas have already changed the seating arrangements so that there is sufficient distance between visitors.
Those who are ill, as well as the elderly and those with chronic diseases, are advised to keep isolated.
Coronavirus breaking news on 24th March 2020
The Government intends to adopt a package of measures to support enterprises in the crisis caused by the pandemic.
The Ministry of Economy has offered a fairly broad set of instruments, which includes tax holidays, credit holidays and support for individual entrepreneurs. The government plans to make a final decision on the proposed support measures next Tuesday. This will be the first step, which will mainly concern enterprises.
The availability of masks and respirators in pharmacies has been under control of the government since the beginning of the Coronavirus’ spread. Today Belarus is provided with both class 2 and 3 respirators, as well as medical masks in sufficient quantity. 380 thousand masks were in warehouses on the morning of March 24. 250 thousand masks are produced per day.
As a reminder, 81 cases of infection with coronavirus were recorded in Belarus on March 23, while 22 people have already recovered. The oldest patient is 78 years old, while the youngest 3 years old.
Coronavirus breaking news on 23rd March 2020
The number of people infected with coronavirus in Belarus is 81 as of March 23, reported the press service of the Ministry of Health.
Thanks to the measures taken by physicians, the spread of the virus can be kept under control, but new cases are still recorded.
Physicians recommend self-isolation for all those coming from abroad for 14 days. And social distance – being a meter away from others – is recommended for everyone else.
The Ministry of Health does not intend to close cafes and restaurants yet, but the owners are advised to increase the distance between tables.
The Government of Belarus instructed the Ministry of Finance to allocate BYN 2.351.413 (about a million dollars) from the budget to prevent the entry and spread of infection caused by coronavirus COVID-19, reported the press service of the Council of Ministers.
Coronavirus breaking news on 22nd March 2020
In Belarus 76 cases of coronavirus have been registered. According to the Ministry of Health, 15 patients have already been discharged from medical institutions, and another 61 are in hospitals. Some patients in this category have already received negative tests after treatment and are preparing for discharge. It is scheduled to take place early next week.