17:50 SportOpinion: Switzerland should retain hosting rights to IIHF world championship Head coach of the Belarusian national ice hockey team Mikhail Zakharov suggested that Switzerland should retain the right to host the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation.
17:30 SocietyBelarus arrivals advised to self-isolate People arriving in Belarus get a special booklet at a border checkpoint and have to sign a document committing to follow all the rules. The booklet instructs people to work from home, abstain from visiting relatives, limit contacts even with their family members and, if possible, fully self-isolate.
17:04 SocietyBelarusian Bellegprom's enterprises make over 4.5m face masks Around 300,000 face masks are made daily, which is enough to satisfy the domestic demand. The enterprises mainly produce multi-use four-layer cotton face masks that can be sterilized.
16:47 SocietyBelarusian army combat readiness test in active phase Troops, which are taking part in the combat readiness test, are now in their designated positions in various exercise areas and terrain compartments. They are about to finish building field defenses and stand ready to carry out combat training missions.
16:18 SocietyNext meeting of trilateral contact group on Ukraine to be replaced with video conference “The meeting of the contact group on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass will be replaced with a video conference. Meetings of the working groups will be held as scheduled, from Monday to Wednesday. The results of the meetings will be summed up at the meeting of the contact group which is scheduled for Thursday,” he said.
15:48 SocietyBelarus' Justice Ministry, UNICEF sign cooperation plan for 2020 The document provides for measures to raise legal awareness and legal literacy of citizens. The parties will also develop the institution of mediation, improve the practice of implementing the 1980 Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
15:18 PoliticsOver 40 proposals on amending laws on enforcement proceedings in Belarusian parliament Valery Mitskevich said that over 40 remarks and proposals had been submitted in the course of the work on the bill. Some of them are mutually exclusive. “In this situation it is difficult for the commission working on the bill to make up its mind. A compromise would be ideal,” he said.
15:18 SocietyHealthcare Ministry: No grounds for COVID-19 panic in Belarus “The situation is completely under control. There are no reasons for panic. Twenty-two people have tested negative and have completed or are completing treatment,” said Yelena Bogdan. The patient with moderate symptoms is showing positive dynamics.
14:54 PartnersTrump sends letter to Kim, offers cooperation US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to Kim Jong-un, Democratic People's Republic of Korea's top leader, detailing a plan to develop ties, the Korean Central News Agency reported on Sunday, citing Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong.
14:51 EconomyNew resident company with Chinese capital registered in China-Belarus industrial park The resident company intends to build a complex of administrative buildings for scientific research as well as auxiliary infrastructure in 2020-2021.
14:34 SocietyOver 21,000 COVID-19 tests performed in Belarus As many as 22 patients have already been discharged or are getting ready to be discharged from the hospital. Earlier they tested positive for COVID-19, but after treatment their tests came back negative. Another 59 people are under medical observation and getting treatment.
14:17 SocietySecond Belavia charter flight brings over 80 Belarusian tourists home from Vnukovo “A total of 82 travelers have returned to Minsk. Among them were also citizens of Armenia, Ukraine and Lithuania. Travelers returned from Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, Cyprus, the Dominican Republic, and Germany,” the embassy said.
14:03 SportApril deadline set for Tokyo Olympics decision amid coronavirus pandemic The games can take place as scheduled, as the coronavirus situation in Japan is improving. On the other hand, there is a dramatic increase in cases and new outbreaks of COVID-19 in different countries on different continents.
14:00 SocietyHelsinki: Neighbors are always welcome! Fully-finished apartments go on sale in Minsk World complex All apartments in this house will be commissioned fully finished and plumbed! All the details regarding the terms of buying an apartment in the Helsinki house are available on the website bir.by and from the company's sales office.
13:41 EconomyBelarusian BelAZ ships first bulldozer to Mongolia While Mongolian mining companies have known BelAZ haul trucks with the carrying capacity of 30-220 tonnes for quite some time, the BelAZ-78231 bulldozer was the first bulldozer the Belarusian company had shipped to Mongolia.