President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that in case of aggravation of the situation with the new coronavirus in the country would be taken by the isolation of people and the cancellation of mass events, but while this is not necessary.
Who mission worked in Belarus from 8 to 11 April to assess the situation with coronavirus. The decision to invite experts of the international organization previously adopted Lukashenko. The mission recommended that the Republic in terms of coronavirus strengthen measures social distancing of citizens and also to cancel sporting and other mass events and to transfer the schools and universities in online learning. Lukashenko said on Tuesday that the who advised Belarus to combat the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 to take more stringent measures – including the introduction of quarantine or perhaps a curfew.
"If all (the situation with the coronavirus in the country – ed.) like now, we’ll get through this", – quotes on Tuesday, Lukashenko’s press service.
According to the press service, "the head of state assured that if the situation escalates and coronavirus are the necessary steps for the isolation of the people, cancellation of mass events, such steps will necessarily be taken". While this is not necessary, he said.
World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, there have been recorded more than 2.3 million cases of infection, over 157 thousand people died. On Monday, the health Ministry has reported that Belarus was 6,264 thousands of cases COVID-19, including 51 patients died.