Lukashenka criticized the quality of Russian tests for coronavirus

MINSK, April 17 – RIA Novosti. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Russian test-system for detection of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 often give erroneous results.

the world health organization on 11 March announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, there have been recorded more than 2 million infections, more than 135 thousand people died.

“a Lot of testing… But I must frankly say tests are useless. You may have noticed, Putin (Russian President – ed.) was (attended – ed.) in the same hospital infectious and then there is ill, the chief doctor and in the hearts of blurted out… Says: “I will no longer use these tests: 60% only give correct readings”. Russian test-system. He said 60%, and I think only 30%. We (it) found,” – said Lukashenko during his working trip to Grodno oblast. A fragment of conversation of the President with the employees of the glassworks “Neman” was broadcast on Friday, the ONT TV channel.

the STV Channel reports on its website that in the context of criticism of the Russian tests Lukashenko gave an example of a situation when the Russians working at the construction site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant suspected coronavirus. “Even here examined the Russians, a nuclear power plant came, all 15 people were treated, studied Russian tests – all positive. Again put in the hospital and treat. Abandoned Russian tests, took their the Chinese – only one person was coronavirus,” said the Belarusian leader.

Earlier Rosatom reported that 15 professionals attending the construction of the Belarusian NPP from Russia, found a coronavirus. We are talking about employees three subcontractors engineering division of the state Corporation. They were hospitalized in the Grodno region. Rosatom stressed that taking all the necessary measures to timely perform its obligations under the NPP. Later, the Ministry of health of Belarus said that multiple tests COVID-19, taken from the Russians, have shown conflicting results and the presence of coronavirus infection is specified.

on Tuesday, the Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev said that the test-study of 15 Russian specialists from the Belarusian NPP, who were in the hospital with a suspected coronavirus COVID-19, showed negative results, they are discharged from the hospital and after quarantine will begin work.

the Latest data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.