Lukashenko: Belarus is making no show of coronavirus fight

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Source: Belarusian Telegraph Agency

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MINSK DISTRICT, 27 March (BelTA) – Belarus is taking all the necessary measures to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 infection, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he visited Belgips Plant on 27 March, BelTA has learned.

The head of state underlined that each agency in the country, from healthcare service to law enforcement – is doing their work. They are tracking down suspected cases and are trying to get ahead of the epidemic. At the same, Aleksandr Lukashenko spoke against psychosis and panic around the virus.

“We are on it. But without much ado,” the Belarusian leader said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko spoke about the impact of coronavirus containment measures taken around the world on the economy. The situation is having a toll on Belarus. He cited a recent statement by U.S. President Donald Trump who tweeted that they cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.

All in all, the head of state gave his take on various aspects of the problem, starting from calls to implement a quarantine and close businesses, up to food security and food stocks in retail outlets.

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