20:03 PoliticsBelarus, Turkmenistan discuss measures to prevent spread of coronavirus Vyacheslav Beskosty and Vepa Hadzhiev discussed topical items on the bilateral agenda, including the measures Belarus and Turkmenistan take to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, to protect interests of citizens staying abroad.
19:58 SocietyBelarus, Russia in agreement on bringing Belarusians home from other countries Belarusian citizens will be brought to Moscow by Russian charter flights. Belarusians will be able to fly home from the airports Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo via regular flights of the Belarusian air carrier Belavia.
19:31 EconomyBelarusian banks ready to consider repayment holidays for individuals Previously the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus encouraged commercial banks to consider giving repayment holidays to natural persons. The holidays can be granted if confirmation documents are available. At the same time the central bank recommends postponing the due date on loans.
19:20 EconomyBelarusian banks encouraged to raise limits on PINless contactless card transactions The banks are encouraged to bear in mind the average purchase sum in retail outlets, the need to reduce the time customers spend interacting with bank equipment or cash registers, and the need to reduce the time people spend in retail space.
18:59 SocietyForeign ministry arranging repatriation of 150 Belarusians from UAE As the situation is deteriorating, we are getting more requests to arrange assisted departure from countries like Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and some other states, the ministry informed.
18:42 SocietyBelarus' Consulate General in Shanghai donates PPE to Center for Belarusian Studies The parties reaffirmed mutual interest in advancing cooperation between the ECNU and Belarusian universities and implementing projects in science and education.
18:21 PartnersTokyo Olympics postponement looms large on Beijing 2022 The Tokyo Summer Olympics' postponement to 2021 has raised concerns over the marketing prospects of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, as Chinese organizers voiced caution on the issue.
18:06 SocietyBelarusian MedLen now makes filters for medical masks of any type The filter can be replaced for up to five times, thus increasing the service life of the mask itself. The filter is a disposable product. It is sterile and offers a barrier to protect the body from pathogenic microorganisms. The material is hypoallergenic and can be used by people with sensitive skin.
17:53 In PicturesTransportation of coronavirus patient A person who tested positive for coronavirus was transported from Minsk Hospital No. 3 to Infectious Diseases Hospital.
17:31 PoliticsBelarus, Austria mark first anniversary of Array of Names monument in Trostenets The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has supported the initiative of Austrian Ambassador to Belarus Aloisia Worgetter to mark the first anniversary of the Array of Names monument in the Trostenets Memorial Complex.
17:15 PoliticsBelarus-Russia Unity Day celebrations canceled due to coronavirus Public events are forbidden in Moscow due to the complicated epidemiological situation, this is why the organizers had to cancel a solemn assembly on the occasion of Unity Day. As for celebrations in Minsk, a considerable part of the Russian delegation, including people of art, would be unable to participate.
16:48 EconomyGood progress in building tinned iron plant in Miory District The prime minister visited the main shop of the rolling mill where primary plant and equipment is located. Sergei Rumas appreciated the technologies the rolling mill will use and hosted a conference with all the main participants of the investment project to discuss the enterprise's marketing strategy.
16:17 SportDiamond League postpones May meetings The decision was made to also suspend meetings in Stockholm (scheduled for 24 May), Naples/Rome (28 May) and Rabat (31 May). An alternative calendar for the 2020 season is to be announced in due course.
15:48 SportVTB United League cancels remainder of 2019-20 season The decision was taken after the online voting of the Board of the League, Director General Ilona Korstin said. There will be no champion of the 2019/20 season due to the absence of the sports criteria.
15:23 EconomyEnterprise in FEZ Vitebsk to make individual protective gear An investor from Russia is the initiator of the project. The investor intends to set up an enterprise at a site in Polotsk. The site became part of FEZ Vitebsk in 2018 in line with the relevant presidential decree. The enterprise will buy raw materials from OAO Polotsk-Steklovolokno.